Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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  1. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Jan 17, 2013
    Perhaps the most fascinating vintage footage...depicts what happened in 1961 when the city sent police into Washington Square Park to stop the longtime Sunday practice of singing without a required permit.
  2. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Jan 17, 2013
    Director Laura Archibald's approach is fatally safe, often turning poets into self-congratulatory windbags.
  3. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jan 21, 2013
    A history lesson that holds some pleasures even for those who know its material by heart.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jan 17, 2013
    Evokes the flavor of the era just before the music business exploded into a mass-market juggernaut. The film's pleasures are the same ones offered by a sprawling, lavishly illustrated magazine spread.
  5. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Feb 7, 2013
    A most enjoyable flashback. Laura Archibald's documentary about Ground Zero for the 1960s folk explosion -- and its enormous influence on the shape of rock music to come -- isn't assembled in a particularly distinctive manner, but the materials and voices culled offer more than enough reward in themselves.

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