Pearl Jam – Twenty
Time Out says
There are lots of shaky, grainy handheld archive footage and recent interviews, as well as plenty of live material to keep fans happy. The group has endured its fair share of controversy, and these episodes are lovingly addressed: the death by overdose of their first singer (of Pearl Jam's precursor, Mother Love Bone), their well-documented mud fight with Ticketmaster whom they felt were overcharging fans for their concerts and the tragic death of nine fans during a crush at Denmark's Roskilde Festival in 2000.
Granted, Pearl Jam has bundles of on-stage energy. Singer Eddie Vedder (no Kurt Cobain) often goes into a trance-like state, climbing lighting rigs to perilous heights before freefalling metres onto the crowd below. Just a shame the notes used in their dirge-like songs are mostly in the wrong order.
- Release date:Thursday 15 September 2011
- Duration:120 mins
Cast and crew
- Director:Cameron Crowe
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