CS Blues (Cocksucker Blues)
CS Blues (Cocksucker Blues) (1972)

The behind-the-scenes activities of the Rolling Stones on their 1972 American tour are the focus of this quasi-documentary film which has had limited showings due to a lawsuit brought by the band, doubtlessly on the advice of their lawyers.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 1, 1972
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Owen Gleiberman

Frank, a wildly impressionistic filmmaker, shows a flair for taking the most lackadaisical of encounters and crafting them into something pungent and revealing.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

A fascinating, often chilling look at the rock star apparatus at its most grotesque and banal.

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Time Out

There are also some well composed and shot concert sequences, but what the film does best is present a picture of the mini-society that attached itself to the group at its peak. A pretty dismal society it is, too.

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Fernando F. Croce

The Rolling Stones, through a smeared aquarium darkly

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Nonfans will be bored stiff, and even true believers may find the last half hour interminable, but the film's real distinction may be its willingness to be dull.

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Cole Smithey

"Cocksucker Blues" is interesting from a time capsule point of view, but doesn't hold up as much of a movie.

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Stella Dallas
the most famous underground film of the rock era, it's available in bootleg form of varying quality and on youtube. it's messy and depressing. the… More
Michael Gildea
So incredibly disappointing. I've heard about this for years before I saw it and it just seemed like a bunch of uninspiring home movie footage pieced… More
Eric Broome
Notoriously blocked from official release, "Cocksucker Blues" follows the matured Rolling Stones at the peak of their onstage powers: the expansive… More