Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee tells the story of the Greenwich Village interior designer who inadvertently helped to spark a cultural revolution by offering the organizers of the Woodstock Mu... read more
Directed by: Ang Lee
Release Date: August 28, 2009
DVD Release Date: December 15, 2009
Stats: 4,608 reviews
Flixster Reviews (4,608)
March 17, 2013
Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock is based on the true story of Elliot Teichberg, one of the organizers of the Woodstock festival. Considering the legendary festival in music history, you'd expect something great right. The result is a good film that could have been done better. The fi...
October 20, 2012
Ang Lee is interesting and very talented director. He is certainly one of the world's most original voices in cinema these days and his films are always interesting to watch. Sometimes he succeeds like with his The Ice Storm, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or spectacular and unde...
May 15, 2011
Taking Woodstock start interesting, but went the film begings to show the festival, Woodstock stay disagreeably sweet and presents a not so good screenplay, featuring some cliches. Don't focus really on the festival, showing just the making off. Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock is disa...
March 28, 2011
I'm starting to lose count on the amount of times director Ang Lee has tackled a new genre. He's done martial arts; comic-book; thriller; romance; family drama; westerns and literary adaptation. Now? Well now, he's tackles the story of how the legendary music festival "Woodstock"...
May 19, 2010
Lee's film manages to capture the groovy vibe of the famous festival, although it doesn't quite develop the protagonist very well and isn't much revealing about the musical magic of Woodstock itself. The result is enjoyable yet rather underwhelming.
March 18, 2010
I'll be honest, any movie involving the culture, arts, and music of the 60s is something I'm interested in. Shockingly enough, I've never actually seen the Woodstock concert film in its entirety, but I like the fact that this movie doesn't have any concert footage, and that it's ...
February 6, 2010
I think this was an enjoyable movie but I don't think I'd watch it again. It was really long and I was getting a little over it by the end.
January 20, 2010
Not worth its 2 hours.....Lets just put it at that.
January 18, 2010
I really, really enjoyed this movie, a lot more than I expected. Ang Lee did such a marvelous job recreating the authenticity of everything, and at times it almost felt like I was watching a documentary. The performances of the fun and eccentric ensemble cast were all extremely...
January 15, 2010
"A Generation Began In His Backyard."
A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.
Don't be mi...
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