Video Review

Meeting People is Easy (1999)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Details Release Date: May 18, 1999; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Documentary; With: Radiohead

After a limited U.S. theatrical run and over much hipster ballyhoo, Meeting People is Easy, a look at Radiohead's 1997-98 world tour, hits video. It is rote as a rockumentary, sophomoric as a media critique, and only OK as a concert film. But it's hypnotic if considered as a companion piece to the band's textural angst-rock — an expressive mood piece creepy with cosmopolitan paranoia and bracingly somber bombast. B

Originally posted May 21, 1999 Published in issue #486 May 21, 1999 Order article reprints

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