The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights
The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (2010)

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,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 11, 2010
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Noel Murray
AV Club

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.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Both film and band really come alive when the White Stripes get onstage.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)

This is a stylish record of that tour and an insight into what motivates this quixotic pair of rockers.

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Zach Baron
Village Voice

Some of the most subtly shot and well-recorded concert footage ever from a band not named the Rolling Stones.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Accessible to neophytes yet geared to fans...

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Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

Nothing really happens. This leaves only the music, a stew of grungy dirges and Led Zep knockoffs I find strictly insufferable.

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Ed Gibbs
Empire Magazine Australasia

A lively document of a revolutionary band on tour in Canada - and a stark reminder of what a music documentary should do.

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Alistair Harkness

The most fascinating aspect of the film, though, is the way it intensifies the mystique of drummer Meg White.

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Grant Rollings
The Sun (UK)

If you love The White Stripes, as I do, this is a must.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
A close, intimate look at one of the best bands ever, The White Stripes, and their tour across Canada and the various locations they play and people they meet.… More
Ryan Marshall
*** out of **** In the summer of 2007, Jack and Meg White of "The White Stripes" finally jumped the border and made way across Canada to spread the… More
Michael S
"UNDER GREAT WHITE NORTHERN LIGHTS" is one of the best musical documents I've ever seen, and stand comfortably among the likes of GIMME SHELTER… More
John Ballantine
Very fun look at a couple of very entertaining entertainers. I love the experimentation that the White Stripes bring to their performances. I think I would even… More
Nicki Marie
Fans of the band will enjoy this, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone else. It's mainly all concert footage with a few little interviews here and… More