A Decade Under the Influence
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

In the late '60s, American culture experienced a period of change as the youth movement challenged conventional attitudes about politics, sex, drugs, and gender issues, while the advancement of the Vietnam War found many citizens… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1998
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

It's as if we're watching the equivalent of a VH1 special edited for an in-flight movie.

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John Powers
L.A. Weekly

What's missing is anything resembling a point of view ... or the slightest sense of critical discrimination.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

This is a must-see documentary for any film lover.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Unlike many documentaries about movies, it's neither underfunded nor perfunctory, but thoughtful and bracing.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

It's gratifying and exhilarating enough -- the movie's a foolproof greatest-hits clips package. But Christie is its major coup.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Demme and LaGravenese are just as happy to let the directors bask in their past glories and reminisce about those crazy days.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Leaves us to wonder whether ever again will so many creative free spirits move into the mainstream in such numbers and with such success.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Here's a fireball documentary about the 1970s, when filmmakers were stoked by sex, drugs, rock and, oh, yeah, social conscience.

David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

It's illuminating and nostalgic and for anyone who lined up for American movies in that bygone golden age.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
A Decade under the Influence is a must watch film for all lovers of cinema. I love 70's cinema, it is what I grew up on and I still enjoy catching up on… More
Alec Barniskis
Its a bit too general for my taste . . . and there are some strangely absent personalities. But if you are patient, there are some amusing anecdotes scattered… More
Tim Salmons
Excellent documentary.
Stella Dallas
a fantastic doc about the young filmmakers who stormed hollywood in the seventies, producing a huge number of startlingly original films. directors like… More