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A Decade Under the Influence Review

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  • 4.0

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  • 100

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    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    This documentary about the triumph of the New Hollywood employs a treasure trove of interviews and clips to create a rich understanding of the many forces -- cultural undertows, really -- that flowed together to fill the void left by the dying studio system.

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  • 63

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    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    As wide and deep as the directors fish for anecdotes, it's surprising that there isn't more focus, more context.

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  • 80

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    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    It is often remarked that the years between "Easy Rider" (1969) and "Star Wars" (1977) marked a second golden age in American filmmaking, and this documentary, as comprehensive as it is incisive, is a reminder of just how many terrific pictures came out during those years.

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