Reviews

4 Stars, “This documentary’s live-wire cut’n’paste approach captures the anything-goes DIY spirit of the weekender….All this, and tomorrow’s parties too? Bargain.” - Total Film

4/5, “A very fine documentary.” - Stool Pigeon

4 Stars, “A kaleidoscopic good times montage.” - Time Out

Number 2 in 8 Coolest Concert Films feature - Total Film

4 Stars, “Always beautiful and never boring…the perfect birthday present for a great festival…a gift that keeps on giving.” - Uncut

8/10, “More than your average concert movie…as a tribute to a modern musical institution and the raw power of rock and roll All Tomorrow’s Parties takes some beating.” - Clash

“A dazzling experience that captures the hallucinatory magic of a unique festival.” - Little White Lies

4 Stars, “Ten years of the Pontins-based art-rock weekender, stylishly summarised in an avant-garde but hugely enjoyable rock-doc. Hair-rising…the excitement is palpable…you’ll be champing at the bit.” - Mojo

CRITICS PICK, “Part concert film, part rebel manifesto…[it] pleasurably embodies the interactive generosity of talents whose confluence it describes.” - LA Weekly

“Visually dazzling…pure catnip for anyone who has Pitchfork.com bookmarked.” - Variety

“Conveys the senses of adventure that accompanies the greater experience.” - Spin

“An innovative doc…featuring great performances…one of the best looking, best sounding rock documentaries i’ve seen for a very long time…a triumph of crowd sourcing.” - The Quietus

“A rousing, kaleidoscopic celebration of the seaside indie-rock festival” - Time Out London

“[A] Hot Film…[A] Must-see” - Q

“A cascade of sound and fury…the range of what this movie covers exhausts me…The highest compliment I can pay the film is that it made me want to attend the festival for real…not just your average concert film, [it's] in a class by itself…One of the singular film experiences i’ve had so far this year.” - Hit Fix

“[A] Fascinating, multi-angled movie.” - The Word

“[Features] a number of perfect, essence capturing moments…the live cast list is pretty breathtaking.” - The List

“A riot of diverse footage…loud, impatient and thoroughly kinetic.” - Blackbook

“The level of detail is astonishing…has such an incredible you had to be there vibe.” - Sound Screen

“There’s something here for all tastes…the film has enough memorable moments and mindblowing music to entice newcomers.” - Time Out London

“The true spirit of the weekender comes to life.” - Gig Junkie

“Does a magnificent job of capturing the ethos and atmosphere of this gloriously strange festival. It’s also a dazzling piece of cinema in its own right.” - Artrocker

“A heartwarming keepsake…nothing short of iconic.” - The Line Of Best Fit

“Ten years of indie weekender lovingly documented.” - Q

“Raw, fragmentary and teeming with exciting wobbly energy.” - Dazed

7/10, “A picture of musical camaraderie, diversity, and true artistic spirit…the next best thing to actually being there.” - Under The Radar

“Intimate and personal…how I wish I remembered the last ten festivals I went to.” - Fader

4/5, “A delirious watch that’s steeped in passion and extreme eclecticism.” - Bizarre

4/5, “Its wonky energy makes you wish you were there, kiss-me-quick hats and all.” - Big Issue Scotland

“Thoroughly enjoyable…Damn exciting…a few moments [had] the hair on the back of my neck standing up…It’s punchy and kinetic from start to finish.” - Edinburgh Guide

“Our must-see Edinburgh Film Festival pick…will have you pining for your chalet.” - Metro Scotland

5 Stars, “Lovingly edited…An excellent cinema verite document.” - The Scotman

5 Stars, “captivating, truly unique” - The Skinny

“A gorgeous…exuberant bricolage.” - Hot Press

“Great, with some cracking music…and some lovely evocations of festival life from impromptu fan bands to the usual drunken debaucher. It really does the job well, making you want to visits ATP as soon as tickets are available.” - Little White Lies

“A modern-day mashup-up of throbbing tom-toms and Woodstocky multiscreen mayhem.” - The Austin Chronicle

“Edited together from seven year’s worth of footage by over 200 people…[gives it an] enjoyable twist.” - AV Club

“Stunning…A truly immersive experience, All Tomorrow’s Parties runs the gamut from raucous energy to magisterial grace…This remarkable film encapsulates and sculpts the ecstatic abandon of shared musical experience into a thing of opulent brilliance. All Tomorrow’s Parties is a film to fall in love with.” - SXSW Festival

5/5, “At times hilarious while at other times it’s just plain magical…a must see for any indie rock fan and an instant purchase if the British music [included] is your cup of tea.” - Randomville

“[A] documentary to watch out for” - London Evening Standard

“Focuses on making the audience feel as though they are actually there. And it works. Holy hell it works…filmed performances so rich that, for a moment, you forget you’re not actually there.” - Gordon And The Whale

“Looks like an ungodly amount of fun…[the film] bursts with the joy of it all.” - Relix

“A fitting testament to the festival’s broad appeal and longevity.” - AU

“I implore you…see this film.” - Laneway Melbourne

5/5, “Not your typical concert flick…By about the 15 minute mark I was sitting there thinking ‘next year, next year, next year’” - New Zealand National Gig Guide

“An energetic paean to a festival that truly rocks.” - Art In Liverpool

“Took me from sheer bloody excitement, through complete and utter awe, wistful reminiscence and sporadic laughter before ending in the feeling of sadness when it ended. Never have I come away from a film with my eyes so sore from contact lenses because I barely blinked the whole time…even raising my bottle to my mouth seemed too much of a distraction from the wonders I was witnessing on screen.” - Alt Sounds

“Make you want to be part of it.” - Die Shellshut Die

“This film truly excels…by the end it’s impossible to not be beaming from ear to ear” - Mass Movement

“A high energy romp…The sell out crowd lapped it up.” - Eye For Film

“Lovingly pieced together.” - Grazia

“An absolutely charming vision…ATP delivers in buckets (and spades).” - Art and Music

“A shot of creative freedom straight through the eyeballs…all of it is entertaining.” - Artrocker

“A feast of bands…[an] affectionate homage to the lo-fi ATP spirit.” - Kultureflash

“Utterly thrilling.” - Drowned In Sound

“Loud, impatient and thoroughly kinetic…some will be disoriented…most will be seduced.” - Blackbook Magazine

“A remarkable tribute to one of music’s stranger and more enlightened ideas.” - The Stranger, Seattle

“Likely to send you packing for this year’s event.” - Seattle MetBlogs

“The energy and vibe of it all is hard to explain…[it's] the closest you’ll get until the next festival.” - KEXP, Seattle

“Great, brilliant, exciting, and captures those once in a lifetime performances from some of the most exciting bands of our time.” - Plurabelle

“Captures perfectly the insane and spectacular nature of the event.” - Real Groove

“An intoxicating paean to good times and great music.” - Hotsplice

“Mesmerizing…edited together in gorgeous ways…I want to go there.” - The Coast, Halifax (Atlanta Film Festival)

5/5, “At times hilarious while at other times it’s just plain magical…a must see for any indie rock fan and an instant purchase if the British music [included] is your cup of tea.” - Randomville

“Captures both the fantastic music…and the raucous, free-spirited atmosphere at the events.” - Shadows On The Web

“Looks like an ungodly amount of fun…[the film] bursts with the joy of it all.” - Relix

“[An] absorbing fly-on-the-wall collage.” - Paste

“A fitting testament to the festival’s broad appeal and longevity.” - AU

“I implore you…see this film.” - Laneway Melbourne (Aus)

“If there’s one feeling the viewer is likely to take away from All Tomorrow’s Parties, it’s a feeling of ‘I could have been a part of this. I could have been there. I have to be there next time’.” - Third Coast Digest (Aus)

5/5, “Not your typical concert flick…By about the 15 minute mark I was sitting there thinking ‘next year, next year, next year’” - New Zealand National Gig Guide

5/5, “Not your typical concert flick.” - The Groove Guide (New Zealand)

“Definitely recommended.” - Albion (Australia)