Troubadours (2011)

The 1970s singer/songwriter movement in California and the history of the "world famous" Troubadour club in Los Angeles are chronicled in this documentary featuring Carole King and James Taylor. The stories of King and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 2, 2011
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Harvey

An infectiously fond look at a mellow moment in rock history.

Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

The film is entertaining but hardly penetrating.

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Shawn Levy

It's woeful as a documentary history -- a real missed opportunity.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Watching the warmly nostalgic "Troubadours" is like going to a reunion of old friends. You're so happy to see them again that you are willing to forgive whatever lapses and flaws there are in the experience.

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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter

A key weakness of the documentary is that it doesn't do enough to refute the charges long leveled at the Laurel Canyon league by music critics.

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Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine

Troubadours gets off on vague talk about community and a generous helping of tunes.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

In the end, as another talking head points out, "the music always wins." And it did -- by a landslide.

Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Fans of James Taylor and Carole King rejoice

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Pam Grady
Boxoffice Magazine

Troubadours is an amiable endeavor, if something of a puff piece.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Compelled me to dig out my old Carol King and Joni Mitchell albums. Required viewing for fans of the 70's singer/songwriter era.