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  • Summary: Rarely can a film penetrate the glamorous surface of rock legends. It Might Get Loud tells the personal stories, in their own words, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos – The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes). It reveals how each developed his unique sound and style of playing favorite instruments, guitars both found and invented. Concentrating on the artist’s musical rebellion, traveling with him to influential locations, provoking rare discussion as to how and why he writes and plays, this film lets you witness intimate moments and hear new music from each artist. The movie revolves around a day when Jimmy Page, Jack White, and The Edge first met and sat down together to share their stories, teach and play. (Sony Classics) Expand
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    100
    It Might Get Loud offers a thrilling personal tour of three exceptional electric guitarists' careers that's equally appealing to musicians and rock enthusiasts alike.
  2. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    100
    Musically and visually sumptuous.
  3. 88
    Does this sound like rock heaven? It is.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    It's a pleasure to watch these men perform. These are real-life guitar heroes. But it would have been a treat to see more of them talking shop.
  5. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    70
    One needn't have a Stratocaster moldering in the closet at home to get a kick out of It Might Get Loud.
  6. 63
    For rock fans, hearing many Led Zeppelin and U2 classics on a theater sound system is worth the price of a ticket.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Sep 19, 2010
    10
    This doc shows clearly what electric guitar is about with 3 of the best guitarists ever, telling about their stories too. You have The Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White in a exceptional doc, what else do you need? Expand
  2. Oct 3, 2013
    0
    The SanFrancisco critic review is right on the money. This film is an abject failure and colossal waste of time. As nothing happens when the disparate group of guitarists meet, the film is then turned into a by the numbers brief doco on why each member got into music. The result is really dull because there is no unifying theme to the disparate acts. It fails as a love ode to the guitar also and is really an example of a very weak vague idea executed poorly.
    Ultimately, a super boring turgid experience.
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