• Released
  • March 31, 2006
  • R , 1 hr 29 min
  • Concert/Special Events
    Documentary
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Awesome: I F%!#in Shot That Synopsis
Audience members use cameras to capture the energy of a Beastie Boys concert.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's the next best thing to being front and center.
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75

Premiere

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Obviously, if you don't like the Beasties or live music, arena-style, it's unlikely that you'll like their movie. But if you've ever even...
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Needless to say, anyone who's not entirely down with the beastly noise of the Beastie Boys will hate every second of it. This one's...
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75

Chicago Tribune

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The result: a swirling, kaleidoscopic take on a familiar concept, and a raucous, you-are-there atmosphere.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Get ready to be shaken and stirred.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's raucous and loud as hell; the hyperactive editing could trigger grand mal seizures.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Boils down to a performance film with abysmal sound in which you rarely get to see a good, revealing close-up of the stars.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Awesome will please fans of the band, but expect little crossover to nonfans. No new ground is broken here. From a cinematic point of view,...
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50

New York Post

The film quickly ceases to be of interest to anyone but dedicated fans. The novelty of the deliberate ugliness wears off after a song or...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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The result, although a great idea, doesn't translate into a great movie.
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Rated R | For language