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  • Summary: A formally innovative feature film experience, the Beastie Boys handed out 50 cameras to audience members at their sold-out performance in New York's famed Madison Square Garden in October 2004. These 50 different passionate perspectives shot from the point-of-view of the audience take theA formally innovative feature film experience, the Beastie Boys handed out 50 cameras to audience members at their sold-out performance in New York's famed Madison Square Garden in October 2004. These 50 different passionate perspectives shot from the point-of-view of the audience take the viewer deep inside the world of a live Beastie Boys show, prismatically and kinetically capturing the experience of a live musical performance like no film has ever done. (ThinkFilm) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Ferraro
    100
    The Beastie Boys have delivered the ultimate gift to their fans and the title couldn't be more perfect.
  2. Reviewed by: Jessica Reaves
    75
    The result: a swirling, kaleidoscopic take on a familiar concept, and a raucous, you-are-there atmosphere.
  3. 75
    Get ready to be shaken and stirred.
  4. 70
    Cutting to the beat of the Beasties' propulsive rap, Hörnblowér creates an experience that is simultaneously low-fi and state-of-the-art.
  5. 70
    With Awesome's insistence on professional sound--only a few times do we get sonically dropped into the cavernous, thumping Garden--and cuts to pristine close-ups of things like Mixmaster Mike's admittedly sick scratch detail work, it plays like a hype victory lap rather than a boundary-smashing study of fan curiosity or pathology.
  6. Boils down to a performance film with abysmal sound in which you rarely get to see a good, revealing close-up of the stars.
  7. For the most part, the film is a chaotic blur of disconnected movement that re-creates the feeling of an unforgettably bad concert experience.

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  1. KevinD.
    Jun 19, 2006
    8
    This film was definitely worth considering for best documentary. Second to the Block Party this year, the Beastie Boys are at the top of This film was definitely worth considering for best documentary. Second to the Block Party this year, the Beastie Boys are at the top of their game, bringing top solid rhymes as well as rocking it out with their instruments, as they keep it classic and old school, bringing many of their old songs back with their fervered energy. Their film work was a little shoddy, but also unique because it was done by amateurs, but it also gave it a sense of realism into the documentary. The short film about Nathaniel Hornblower (who is actually Adam Yauch, who is also known as MCA) was not too bad, the lead being played by Tobias from the critically acclaimed, Arrested Development. This film was definitely worth your time. This should add strongly to the collection of other Beastie Boys material. Expand