Monks - The Transatlantic Feedback
Monks - The Transatlantic Feedback (2006)

During the mid-'60s, a time when musicians were pushing rock & roll into a number of new directions, the Monks were one of the most radical groups of their day. Comprised of Gary Burger, Larry Clark, Dave Day, Roger Johnston, and Eddie… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 5, 2009
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Post and Palacios make a compelling case for the Monks as neglected pioneers.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

The film single-handedly justifies its existence with stock footage of the band ripping it up on some Deutsch version of Shindig! circa '66, the kids in the audience awkwardly doing the Jerk because they don't know what else to do.

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Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

The work is significant because it found gold tucked deep in a rusted drawer way in the back of an armory and manages through stock footage and stillsâ"even a few live performancesâ"to reprise the caliber of talent The Monks were, both onstage and on wa

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback, an ambitious but unfocused documentary, bids to immortalize this short-lived if influential group.

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Stan Hall
Oregonian

What makes it worth seeing is the blissful weirdness of the Monks' tale and music.

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Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

A true tall tale that unfolds like the Great Unwritten Cold War Rock Novel.

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Jay Ruttenberg
Time Out New York

While Monks captures some of the group's thrill, its reliance on talking heads and standard rock-documentary narrative renders this bizarre group pedestrian.

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Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Brings home the tragedy of being ahead of one's time in popular culture.

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