Rock icons Jimmy Page, the Edge and Jack White swap stories, play music, and discuss how they developed their unique sounds.
" No self-respecting Led Zeppelin fan could hate a movie that contains extended interviews with Jimmy Page. But that can't change the fact that It Might Get Loud is an empty exercise. "
" The trouble is, once you get past the historical information and chummy interviews, you have to put up with the inevitable risk of any ad-hoc jam session: It Might Get Boring. "
" Rockers out there, it's time to turn off Guitar Hero and turn on to the heroes of guitar in It Might Get Loud, a six-string "summit" featuring virtuosos of the '60s, '80s, and aughts. "
" Guitar heroes, real or imaginary, will think they've died and gone to heaven. "
" While that sounds like a fantasy for rock aficionados, the scenes lack dramatic tension or cinematic enlightenment. It just kind of happens, and then the all-star jam fades to black, leaving few remnants of the filmmakers' initial intentions. "
" Each man has his own distinctive style, and yet when they jam together it sounds like the most natural thing in the world. "
" Depicts wood, lacquer and hardware the way Hugh Hefner depicts Miss September. Guitar nuts will be turned on, but everyone else will have a good time, too. "
" Why isn't the film better? Guggenheim doesn't seem to have prodded his subjects in any interesting directions. "
" It's as enchanting to watch them listening to each other as it is for us to listen to all three. "
" Rock fans and Guitar Heroes in the making will get a charge out of visiting where the happy accidents that put guitars into each man's hand happened. And the playing isn't bad, either. Loud. But good. "
" For guitar geeks, the sight of Page, Edge and White together in one room will be enough. Others, however, can't help but wish it might have gotten a little louder. "
" The multigenerational threesome gathers in a spacious but cluttered studio to swap riffs, war stories, tips and inspirations. "
" The film might have benefited from a trim and a more linear approach, but mostly it fulfils its role as an illuminating homage to both the protagonists involved and, above all, the guitar as popular music's most timeless icon. "
" Davis Guggenheim's contrived documentary is a largely unrewarding essay on the mystique of the ubiquitous electric guitar... "
" Does this sound like rock heaven? It is. "
" It Might Get Loud is never dry, never too technical, boasts fantastic concert footage -- and the soundtrack is killer. "
" This is not a history of rock 'n' roll guitar. It's a movie-fantasy version of the "favorite music" section on Guggenheim's Facebook page. "
" It does make you want to pull out some old records and listen with a new appreciation for certain sounds you once might have taken for granted. "
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