Eric Lee
Owen Gleiberman
August 20, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

It Might Get Loud

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
97 minutes
Limited Release Date
08/14/09
performer
Jimmy Page, Jack White, The Edge
director
Davis Guggenheim
distributor
Sony Pictures Classics
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A

It Might Get Loud is a marvelous rock doc that manages to be wistful, tasty, and jam-kicking at the same time. In a high summit of electric-guitar fetishism, director Davis Guggenheim unites — and tells the separate stories of — three six-string wizards: Jimmy Page, the virtuoso fuzz-box classicist of Led Zeppelin, who is now an elegant moon-faced gentleman; The Edge, U2’s mad scientist of sonic jangle, who shows you some of his tricks; and Jack White, the low-tech hell-raiser of the White Stripes, here to pay homage and also ?to represent, you know, ?the kids. The result is pure candy for the guitar hero in all of us. A

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