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  1. Sean Patrick Stevens's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    Trulygreat performances... and... that.... damn MONKEY makes a truly great concert film/time capsule.

  2. Genre films > French New Wave's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    A fun, short time capsule into the height of the hippie movement that stands as being both timeless and dated; showcasing the best and worst of that era's music, cough Country Joe cough. It doesn't have the emotional weight of Gimme Shelter, but it is electrifying, even if all Pennebaker had to do was to point the camera at Hendrix, The Who, Otis or Ravi Shankar (I honestly think he outperforms Hendrix to a degree).

  3. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    Necessary rock historic festival document with a lot of memorable appearances from some of the most legendary artists. Ravi Shankar spellbinding the audience is still the highlight of the concert with Jimi Hendrix close afterwards.

  4. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    A vital, anarchic document, high on music, color, and god knows what else. Seeing Janis, Otis, Jimi, and The Who perform is astonishing: they seem not only to play the music, but be possessed by it. But now that the Summer of Love is history, I find the brief moments where we get to know the faces in the crowd—seekers grasping brief idealistic transcendence—to be more interesting/provocative than half the numbers.

  5. steeeeellaaaaa (Iulia N)'s rating of the film Monterey Pop

    it just feels like you're there, which is so fucking cool

  6. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    A snapshot of an era, in a way, and one that’s far more positive than it’s relative “Gimme Shelter.” Was surprised to see Ravi Shankar get a standing ovation. Kind of inspiring, actually.

  7. sadie's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    These camera operators SLAY.

  8. bitchwitched's rating of the film Monterey Pop

  9. Aditya Jain's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    If you watch carefully, at the end of Ravi Shankar's melody (the climax, if you will) you can observe a young lady having a delightful orgasm

  10. MarianneRenoir's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    The Complete Monterey Pop Festival

  11. El Biffo's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    The greatest rock festival of the 1960's, by the greatest rockumentarian of the 1960's. The whole thing is amazing, the performances, the crowd, but just look at Mama Cass's reaction when Janis Joplin finishes "Ball and Chain". Wow, she's saying. Me, too, WoW. Also featuring Jimi Hendrix, The Jefferson Airplane, Hugh Masakela, Ravi Shankar, Otis Redding, The Grateful Dead, Simon and Garfunkel, and The Who.

  12. Whiskiono's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    I was born in wrong year :/

  13. Jeff Turboff's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    an amazing document of an amazing event. and you SHOULD be proud of the picture quality. wow. thank you.

  14. Ben Wheeler's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    There are some documentaries that are so interesting because the camera just, seemingly arbitrarily, shoots what's in front of it. There's an attitude captured here. It's a time capsule...a little hippie miracle on film.

  15. - Caltiki -'s rating of the film Monterey Pop

    5 stars to “The Complete Monterey Pop Festival” released by Criterion, including: - “Monterey Pop” - “Monterey Pop - The Outtake Performance” - “Jimi Plays Monterey” - “Shake! Otis at Monterey” - Extras

  16. TheCinemaAdventurist's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    Ravi Shankar's sequence of just insane sitar playing is a must see. It's quite an experience. Also Jimi Hendrix's act.

  17. Kamran's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    Full Review: bit.ly/2uFbTmc Cross cutting between performer and listener, stage and audience, the film beautifully conveys the atmosphere of the festival for all us vicarious viewers to rapturously imagine.  85/100 - Excellent (4.5)

  18. Roberto Russo's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    The atmosphere captured by Pennebaker is awesome.

  19. HobartLazaro's rating of the film Monterey Pop

  20. NotDakotaFanning's rating of the film Monterey Pop

  21. Dzimas's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    It doesn't get much better than this. You just have to love the audience reactions, like Mama Cass upon seeing Janis Joplin or Mike Bloomfield and Jimi Hendrix jamming to Ravi Shankar. The box set is fabulous with loads of extras.

  22. Andrés Pff's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    i was drooling the whole movie

  23. Luke's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    Better then Woodstock.

  24. Samurai Panda Poetry's rating of the film Monterey Pop

    The twenty minute sitar jam at the end of the film is indeed worth standing ovation, but, especially with today's attention spans, is very arduous to get through, especially sober. This film stands as a great monument to an era, one in which I wish I were around to have participated in.

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