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  • Summary: A rousing record of a little-known, but monumental, moment in rock n roll history. Set in 1970, Festival Express was a multi-band, multi-day extravaganza that captured the spirit and imagination of a generation and a nation. (ThinkFilm)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    100
    Most of Festival Express resonates with the power and passion, even the innocence, of the era.
  2. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    100
    Rich with wonderful music and images.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard James Havis
    100
    Festival Express should rightfully take its place in rock history as one of the great performance films of all time.
  4. Reviewed by: M. E. Russell
    83
    Slight on personality but long on music; Janis Joplin elevates it to near-great concert-film status.
  5. Full of bright colors, offbeat people, tuneful sounds.
  6. Both a concert film and a more intimate thing: a fascinating, fly-on-the-wall (or fly-in-the-dining-car) glimpse of some clearly blotto rock legends talking, singing, hanging out. The fact that a good number of them are now dead makes it doubly memorable.
  7. 60
    The result is a vivid record of live acts whose rough-edged immediacy is an integral part of their appeal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4

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