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by Rob Gonsalves

"Gimme an F..."
5 stars

Martin Scorsese was one of the assistant directors and editors of this seminal, Oscar-winning documentary/concert film.

To catch every act at Woodstock would've been impossible (due to legal issues, in some cases), but the movie does capture the love-in mood, the silliness, and, above all, the chaos of the era. The footage of hippies getting stoned, caring for one another, and bathing nude in a pond is often more enjoyable than the sometimes-draggy concert footage, which loses vitality on the small screen.

Still, the all-star roster has yet to be overshadowed by any other concert event, and conceivably you could just listen to the movie and still enjoy it. Just don't trust network showings, which usually censor the profanity, including Country Joe and the Fish's notorious "Fish Cheer."

An important sociological document as much as a massive who's who of rock and folk in 1969, which is why it endures today while pretenders like Lollapalooza are already forgotten.

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9/14/16 FireWithFire Oh the overbearing,delusional,self-important,destructive Leftism of it all, 1 stars
6/01/10 User Name A celluloid time capsule. 5 stars
12/04/09 SirGent EPIC! Watch the 40th anniversary edition for an unforgettable music experience. Classic! 5 stars
1/08/09 Shaun Wallner Awesome Film. 5 stars
5/15/08 Lisa This film has a great sence of amorous and tender human care, and the music rocks! 4 stars
3/21/07 James Dunn Amazing document of a pivotal event in music history! Truly Great! 5 stars
3/20/07 David Pollastrini Great music, double screen looks great 4 stars
3/06/07 action movie fan great documentary of historical rock music festival-great performances by all 5 stars
10/31/03 tatum See the widescreen version, or the visuals are lost 4 stars
1/23/02 Andrew Carden Very Good Movie. Good Music, Good Times, Great Oldies. 5 stars
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  26-Mar-1970 (R)
  DVD: 09-Jun-2009

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  02-Jun-1970 (M)

Directed by
  Michael Wadleigh

Written by

  Richie Havens
  Joan Baez
  Roger Daltrey
  Joe Cocker
  David Crosby
  Jimi Hendrix

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