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Performance

  R HD Closed Captioning

Nicolas Roeg & Donald Cammell

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Plot Summary

Rock superstar Mick Jagger stars in a stunning reality/fantasy trip set in London's underworld. A criminal hides out at the residence of a bizarre rock star (Jagger) and his mysterious and beautiful companion (Anita Pallenberg, "Barbarella"). A gripping, psychological melodrama and cult favorite, with a fabulous soundtrack by Jack Nitzsche ("The Exorcist," "Stand By Me"), under the direction of Academy Award-winner Randy Newman ("Monsters Inc."), and of course the Stones.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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84%
  • Reviews Counted: 31
  • Fresh: 26
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 7.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Pop stars continue to have bad luck in films. – Jay Cocks, TIME Magazine, Mar 25, 2013

Fresh: A memorable film that is still regarded as a psychedelic classic. – Kim Newman, Empire Magazine, Mar 25, 2013

Fresh: Roeg's debut as a director is a virtuoso juggling act which manipulates its visual and verbal imagery so cunningly that the borderline between reality and fantasy is gradually eliminated. – Tom Milne, Time Out, Mar 25, 2013

Fresh: Mick Jagger? In a Brit gangster classic? Believe it. And believe that Performance is much, much more. – Jonathan Crocker, BBC.com, Mar 25, 2013

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Customer Reviews

"The Only Performance That Counts!"

.."Is The One That Achieves Madness!"-Oohhh; Yeah; Babies!!-"The Film Of 1970!"-Midnight Viewings; College Festivals & Art Houses were the only places you could experience this most Mind-Bending Movie!-{One of my All-Time Favorite Soundtracks!-Find It!}-Nicholas Roeg's Apocolyptic Vision of Gangsters & Rock Stars Clashing & Colliding Into Each other's Fantasies & Realities still Chills & Freaks Today!-Solid Acting by the twin leads of Veteran James Fox & Newbie Mick Jagger; Goading each other to Lustful Limits & Over The Top!-"Come Now; Gentlemen; Your Love Is All I Crave; You'll Still Be In The Circus When I'm Laughing In My Grave!"-Dig This Film Tonight!...by Grimmbo.

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Great, underrated masterpiece. James Fox went to a seminary for ten years after this film. Essential, important.

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Saw this in Boston when it came out in '70..One of them flix you just can't get enuff of..

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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1970

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