Allmusic once wrote, "[Pearl Jam's] convinced rock & roll is a calling, not a diversion." This is both a blessing and a curse. When Ten was released in all its earnest glory, the record meant a lot to me, but in time Vedder became a wet blanket. When Ukelele Songs came out, I remembered how much I can love his voice and stylings. PJ20 reunited me with part of my musical past. For casual or rabid fans. 3.5 stars
3 1/2 out of 5 stars. A great documentary by Cameron Crowe. I loved Pearl Jam's first couple albums and really haven't cared about anything they've done after Yield, but this kind of has me wondering if I've been missing out. The candid footage was great and brought with it a tidal wave of memories from the early 90s for me. Well worth the trip...
Aces. Crowe's wonderful love letter to the pj fans. A rich trove of footage following the band from its tragic beginnings through the megastar years past the tragedy a decade ago and revealing what they mean today. The band have always been fiercely independant and keep close control of their image and art and that comes through crystal clear here.
this is a great documentary. done perfectly. i havent seen the extra films worth of extra material, but it doesnt build up this band to be gods, like a lot of documentaries do. it just shows a group of guys whove managed to stick it out through thick and thin, all the while, creating music that people all over the world love.