Don’t get me wrong – the direction was great, the camera work was what I expected, and the interstitial footage was fantastic. But this film is about 80% concert documentary, and I underestimated just how much I’d have to be a Stones fan to actually enjoy footage of the performances. I’ve never really been a Stones fan, and I remain thus after my partial viewing.
There was one serious problem I had with the concert footage though, too. As a musician and an appreciator of music I was put off by the boosted audio level of any instrument/musician on whom the camera focused. If the Charlie Watts was the main subject of a shot, for example, his drum levels were pumped up in the mix. For my taste this would have ruined the balance of music I love, let alone music I was merely tolerating for the sake of its filming.
Sorry Marty, but this one gets a 2/5 from me.