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Troubadours (2011)



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The 1970s singer/songwriter movement in California and the history of the "world famous" Troubadour club in Los Angeles are chronicled in this documentary featuring Carole King and James Taylor. The stories of King and Taylor's professional partnership, their artistic successes, and the part that the Troubadour played in launching their careers are recounted. Archival footage is included from the club that hosted "new talent" such as Elton John, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Richard Pryor, and Steve Martin.


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Critic Reviews for Troubadours

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

An infectiously fond look at a mellow moment in rock history.

February 5, 2011

Watching the warmly nostalgic "Troubadours" is like going to a reunion of old friends. You're so happy to see them again that you are willing to forgive whatever lapses and flaws there are in the experience.

February 3, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

In the end, as another talking head points out, "the music always wins." And it did -- by a landslide.

February 3, 2011 | Rating: 3/5

The film is entertaining but hardly penetrating.

February 1, 2011 | Full Review…

A key weakness of the documentary is that it doesn't do enough to refute the charges long leveled at the Laurel Canyon league by music critics.

January 27, 2011 | Full Review…

Fans of James Taylor and Carole King rejoice

March 31, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Troubadours


It is frustrating to realize how little we learn from this superficial (and sadly conventional) documentary, as it drifts unfocussedly from topic to topic without delving far enough into any of them and cannot even explain why the music critics disliked those singers so much.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Compelled me to dig out my old Carol King and Joni Mitchell albums. Required viewing for fans of the 70's singer/songwriter era.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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