Pearl Jam Twenty Synopsis
Filmmaker Cameron Crowe celebrates the band's 20th anniversary with interviews and concert footage.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A must-see for Pearl Jam fans - and for folks keen on gleaning insights into the pressures that come with megastardom.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Even those more neutral about Pearl Jam will find it impossible not to enjoy director Cameron Crowe's driving retrospective of the band's...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Cameron Crowe's feature documentary is among his most effective and deeply felt work.
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70

Slate

By Dana Stevens
This is a lovingly assembled tribute to the career of a working band that's still very much, to quote the title of its most iconic hit,...
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The New York Times

Before viewers learn this venerable ensemble's story, much less see its members rock out on screen, they are subjected to Mr. Crowe's...
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Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Wholly uninterested in puffing up his subjects into an iconic rock outfit on a par with their idols Led Zeppelin and the Who, Crowe instead...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
It's a shame that, after nearly 40 years of writing about rock, Cameron Crowe is receptive to the clichés of the genre.
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The effort - by Vedder & Co., as well as Crowe - is heroic, if not quite persuasive. Legends aren't made of longevity alone, and while you...
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Portland Oregonian

At its best, Pearl Jam 20 makes a convincing argument that Nirvana wasn't the most iconic band to rise from the grunge scene. Ultimately,...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Kurt Cobain, TicketMaster and the tragic concert in Roskilde, Denmark, are addressed through plentiful backstage footage. If only it was...
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Pearl Jam Twenty review

By jscot
Would love to go with my friend Diane, but I'm guessing she's already seen it. ;)...

Awesome!

By Rushins_Review
Great history of PJ with a focus on the band and music, not so much the members, which was refreshing....

Pearl Jam Twenty review

By jjeziorski
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