It Might Get Loud
It Might Get Loud (2009)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 22, 2009
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An affectionate tribute to rock's most distinctive instrument, It Might Get Loud is insightful and musically satisfying.

Derek Adams
Time Out

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.

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Greg Quill
Toronto Star

Davis Guggenheim's contrived documentary is a largely unrewarding essay on the mystique of the ubiquitous electric guitar...

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

What a great structural concept for a music documentary!

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Guitar heroes, real or imaginary, will think they've died and gone to heaven.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Turn up the volume.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

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.

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Dan Jardine
Cinemania

there are some lovely moments in the film simply due to the high profile reputations of the three musicians

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This really had the potential to be something quite special. Unfortunately is come up short, and I was left with a feeling that something was missing.… More
Tired of Previews
Alrighty! It is that time again - Documentary time. It Might Get Loud. I saw this particular documentary about year ago but just had to watch it again this… More
Alex roy
This had the potential of being a great documentary. Unfortunately the film lacks something to really make it a great film on the subject. I mean you have Jimmy… More
Stephen M
The White Stripes' Jack White, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and U2's The Edge explore the enduring appeal of the electric guitar. With White, on the… More
Daniel Perry
I'm not sure why, exactly, but I didn't enjoy this "documentary" as much as I thought I would. Part of me, I think, wanted it to be a little… More
Daniel J DeMersseman
needs more Jack White