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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 15, 2012
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  • Summary: The documentary directed by Brett Morgen and produced by the Rolling Stones uses archival clips and interviews to show the highs and lows of the rock band's early career.
  • Genre(s): Documentary
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Nov 14, 2012
    If you weren't born when the Stones broke all the rules, you will get to see why these old guys were/are the greatest of all time. If you were around then you already know, but you still won't believe it.
  2. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Nov 15, 2012
    Using new audio-only interviews with the Stones as invisible tape, [director Brett Morgen] splices 50 years of footage into a 110-minute education, remixing the work of earlier filmmakers with splendid editing and a critical eye.
  3. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Nov 14, 2012
    The goal is not an academic history but a backstage, groupie-eye view. While it's familiar territory for longtime Stones fans, it works.
  4. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Nov 15, 2012
    Crossfire Hurricane is deeply enjoyable for the songs--from "She's a Rainbow" to "Brown Sugar"--and for the extraordinary trove of archival film it has assembled.
  5. Reviewed by: Glenn Gamboa
    Nov 14, 2012
    Though they certainly cover the heady early days, filled with screaming girls and their cultivated persona as the anti-Beatles, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards aren't afraid to keep it real. Both show some interesting insights into their success.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Nov 14, 2012
    It is, for all its two and a half hours, a streamlined retelling, organized more around energy and atmosphere than facts and figures.
  7. Reviewed by: Roger Catlin
    Nov 14, 2012
    while there is always another clip or song of interest, there's a lot lost in the middle.

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