The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground

From Oscar-nominated filmmaker Todd Haynes (Carol) comes this documentary on influential American rock band The Velvet Underground, there rise to prominence in the '60s and '70s, and the multiple strands that brought them together.

2021121 minsUSA
DocumentaryMusic
Director:
Todd Haynes ('Carol', 'Far from Heaven')
Writer:
Todd Haynes
Cast:
Lou ReedJohn CaleSterling MorrisonMaureen Tucker

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The Velvet Underground / Reviews

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Haynes, a master deconstructionist... delivers the band's much-told story in ways that avoid the obvious while probing pretty deeply.

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Variety

Variety

A dazzling historical collage, but not a definitive portrait...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This is a great documentary about people who are serious about music and serious also about art, and what it means to live as an artist. Where perhaps it falls down is on the ordinary, gossipy sense of how exactly the band members could have fallen out so badly, and how painful that surely must have been.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Everything fans could want, and so much more.

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The Times

The Times

If Haynes's film is reverent... it also evokes the intoxication of an era and the bloody-minded insistence of its stars on doing things differently.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Haynes finds an enthralling middle ground between hero worship and ambivalence.

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BBC

BBC

(Haynes') affectionate documentary about The Velvet Underground is more idiosyncratic than the average rock-doc.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

(A) stimulating and cacophonous tribute.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It's not some wasn't-that-a-time collection of anecdotes, but a percolating dream of invention made tantalisingly present...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A rock documentary as dark, dizzying and decadent as the band itself.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Todd Haynes' look back at the Sixties downtown-boho rock icons gives the group the exhilarating, experimental portrait it richly deserves...

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