The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park (2019)




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At 8pm on Sunday 9th July 1978 in The Rocket, a small smokey pub in Crawley Sussex, The Cure performed their very first show. Around 65 people joined in the fun. At 8pm on Saturday 7th July 2018 in Hyde Park, a big green space in London, The Cure took to the stage to celebrate 40 years of playing live. Around 65,000 people joined in the fun. To capture this second historic event in all its technicolor glory, the band turned to the man responsible for most of The Cure's iconic videos, as well as their award winning 1986 film 'In Orange' -- long-time collaborator and maverick director Tim Pope. The performance Tim Pope filmed that perfect summer evening was one of the most memorable concerts of The Cure's long career; as giant sized screens danced, glitched and fizzled with images of raging seas, shimmering webs and broken hearts, The Cure flowed, floated, pushed, pounded and powered their way through a 29 song 135 minute spectacular, on a spellbinding trip through four decades of alternative popular music.


Critic Reviews for The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

This concert film - directed by longtime Cure collaborator Tim Pope, who also shot The Cure in Orange, much prized back in the day on VHS - settles for being merely adequate.

July 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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It's Friday and I'm in love!

August 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The film showcases the immense energy that Robert Smith still brings to the stage after all these years.

July 26, 2019 | Full Review…

If you know the songs, love the songs, even like the songs, it's sweetly euphoric, the only bittersweet element, time, time itself, yet it is also the strength: these guys know how to play these songs..

July 12, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

This pristine, few-frills widescreen account by the group's loyal chronicler and promo director Tim Pope captures them in fine musical form and bathed in caramel sunlight.

July 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is the sheer quality and consistent intensity The Cure pump into their performance that truly impresses.

July 11, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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