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VINE VOICEon 15 August 2008
For me what Stewart's film shows, is how they went from semi punk jumpy festival gig openers to Stadium crowd pleasers, and all through the eyes of their drummer. It does have the feel of a home movie about it, but then portable camera and sound technology has moved on somewhat in 30 years.

It was at times almost surreal watching the film. The footage of the fans back stage practially ripping the bands car apart and banging on the windows when they are inside it was astounding, i cannot see how anybody can keep sane and their head above water, with that level of fame and adoration. This is in stark contrast to the footage of their early tours of the USA where it is just the guys in a truck larking about crossing America. You can see the difference in attitude and how much less tension there is in band when the pressure is off. A nice touch I thought was at the end of the film where the credits thank Henri Pandovani.

I couldn't honestly recommend this to a non Police fan but as a fan, i found this a fascinating insight into the Police behind the scenes. At times it doesn't show Sting in a particularly positive light, which doesn't surprise me having read about Stewart and Gordon's fights before, but the fact is without any of the three indivuduals there wouldn't have been the police, a fact they all acknowledge and ultimately what kept them together for five great classic albums.
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