The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights
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The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights
Ever since the Detroit-bred duo the White Stripes rose to fame on the strength of their 2001 album White Blood Cells, they've tirelessly toured the world, and in 2007, when the group hit the road in support of the album Icky Thump, leader Jack White decided their previous tours had shortchanged the nation of Canada and they should do something about it. The White Stripes set up an ambitious Canadian tour that found them visiting every province and territory in the nation, and White and drummer Meg White also set up a number of surprise appearances along the way, ranging from an impromptu… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

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"Malloy mixes gorgeously grainy black-and-white and color footage of Jack and Meg White onstage and off; practically every shot in the movie could be blown up into a wall-sized poster."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"Both film and band really come alive when the White Stripes get onstage."
‑ , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"This is a stylish record of that tour and an insight into what motivates this quixotic pair of rockers."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"The live footage electrifies, filmed in either black and white or through a filter of the group's trademark red, with Malloy capturing the excitement of fans not used to seeing their heroes set up instruments on their very doorstep."
‑ Terry Staunton, Radio Times
"Some of the most subtly shot and well-recorded concert footage ever from a band not named the Rolling Stones."
‑ Zach Baron, Village Voice
"Accessible to neophytes yet geared to fans..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Nothing really happens. This leaves only the music, a stew of grungy dirges and Led Zep knockoffs I find strictly insufferable."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"Documentarian Emmett Malloy is far more concerned with exposing the intimacies and insecurities at the heart of an enigmatic relationship."
‑ Tom Seymour, Little White Lies
"A lively document of a revolutionary band on tour in Canada - and a stark reminder of what a music documentary should do."
‑ Ed Gibbs, Empire Magazine Australasia
"The most fascinating aspect of the film, though, is the way it intensifies the mystique of drummer Meg White."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"If you love The White Stripes, as I do, this is a must."
‑ Grant Rollings, Sun Online
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