Johnny Barrett’s review published on Letterboxd:
I haven't read up a lot on academic readings of this, the impact it made during the time period, or how it changed fillmmaking or documentary. Going in cold, to me it struck me as a "freeform documentary", like beat poetry or jazz for film (which makes a lot of sense for the time period it was made). Now, I don't necessarily think this is a bad idea; if the layers and layers keep getting added and more and more people show up it could be wonderful chaos. However, all I got from this was: "bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrinnnnngggggg". Just people sitting around, chatting, repeating lines, nothing with any gripping sense in any way. Sure, I liked the music and some of the scripted dialogue was pretty good, but everything else felt like just people making a movie and a boring one at that. Maybe this is interesting as an academic exercise but they could have given me some kind of entertainment. Something, please!