It Might Get Loud
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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film might have benefited from a trim and a more linear approach, but mostly it fulfils its role as an illuminating homage to both the protagonists involved and, above all, the guitar as popular music's most timeless icon."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Davis Guggenheim's contrived documentary is a largely unrewarding essay on the mystique of the ubiquitous electric guitar..."
‑ Greg Quill, Toronto Star
"What a great structural concept for a music documentary!"
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Guggenheim's depictions of his subjects' artistic development will strike universal chords in anyone who finds meaning in creativity."
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"For guitar freaks and fans of these guys, the film gives you a unique chance to hang out with some real guitar heroes."
‑ Cosmo Landesman, Times [UK]
"Guitar heroes, real or imaginary, will think they've died and gone to heaven."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Rock fans and Guitar Heroes in the making will get a charge out of visiting where the happy accidents that put guitars into each man's hand happened. And the playing isn't bad, either. Loud. But good."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Turn up the volume."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Watching this film, we are utterly gripped as we hear the stories of three rock guitar legends and then see them interacting with each other. Yet while there's never a dull moment, the film still feels a bit random."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"A bizarre follow-up to the fifth biggest cinema documentary of all time, and one that's as testing on the patience as a 10-minute guitar solo with extra tremolo."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
"The trouble is, once you get past the historical information and chummy interviews, you have to put up with the inevitable risk of any ad-hoc jam session: It Might Get Boring."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"For guitar geeks, the sight of Page, Edge and White together in one room will be enough. Others, however, can't help but wish it might have gotten a little louder."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"there are some lovely moments in the film simply due to the high profile reputations of the three musicians"
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"The mood's too good-spirited, and in that there are great pleasures - not least the sound-of-mind thinking of three rockers putting paid to the tired clichť of burbling rock gods trapped in their own shadows."
‑ Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"It's artfully assembled in an unflashy manner."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
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