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This history of the Rolling Stones features archival footage of the British rock-and-roll giant's 1960s performances, interviews with the group's members, and clips of other documentaries about the band, including Gimme Shelter (1970) and Shine a Light (2008). ~ Joe Friedrich, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mick Jagger and Keith Richards aren't afraid to keep it real. Both show some interesting insights into their success, with Jagger revealing how he portrays a different character for each of the band's singles."
‑ Glenn Gamboa, Newsday
"he music, at least, has remained unruly. They may be an institution, but they remain just crummy enough to keep from ever seeming slick."
‑ Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times
"If you're expecting a comprehensive chronological cataloging of the Stones and all their exploits, prepare to be sorely disappointed."
‑ Rod Lockwood, Toledo Blade
"Stones completists may feel sated, but the idly inquisitive would do best to steer clear."
‑ Jack Jones, Little White Lies
"This tribute to the Rolling Stones offers a blizzard of archive material nimbly sutured together with interviews with the Stones themselves, making this a succinct, officially sanctioned but not necessarily fawning history of the band."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"Hurricane is a whirling impressionistic painting of the band, beautifully conveying the energy, drive and genius of the Stones, more or less chronologically within the basic flashback structure."
‑ David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
"Hammers home [the Stones'] amazing, timeless appeal."
‑ Rebecca Barry, Flicks.co.nz
"Ultimately, by focusing on energetically edited footage of Stones at their musical peak, Morgen has made an immersive documentary that thoroughly entertains yet neglects to sufficiently enlighten."
‑ Emma Simmonds, The List
"Crossfire Hurricane, a new documentary on the first 15 years of the Rolling Stones, has passages where it lives up to the title's promise. It has other passages where it's more like a mild breeze."
‑ David Hinckley, New York Daily News
"You can almost track the arc of the Stones by studying how Jagger's face evolves over the course of the movie."
‑ Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe
"If Crossfire Hurricane doesn't offer much that's new, or tell a spellbinding story along the way, it still vividly captures how they became legends in the first place."
‑ Alan Sepinwall, HitFix
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