For 30 years, the Grateful Dead were the most unlikely success story in rock and roll. At the peak of their popularity, they were the highest-grossing concert act in America, but they did it by breaking all the rules.

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Directed By
Amir Bar-Lev
Executive Produced By
Martin Scorsese
Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Rick Yorn
Produced By
Eric Eisner
Alex Blavatnik
Nicholas Koskoff
Justin Kreutzmann
Ken Dornstein
Jerry Garcia
Bob Weir
Phil Lesh
Bill Kreutzmann
Mikey Hart
Donna Jean Godchaux
Sam Cutler
Steve Parish
John Barlow
Brigid Meier
Trixie Garcia
Dennis McNally

Watching every minute of this long film without ever being bored, I really enjoyed the Dead, a lot.

Ken TuckerYahoo! TV

This four-hour documentary is candy to Deadheads, of course, but there’s more to it than simple hagiography.

Jordan HoffmanVanity Fair

The Outstanding Grateful Dead Documentary Long Strange Trip Is for Deadheads and Neophytes Alike.

Andy CushSpin

As sad as Garcia’s end is, “Long Strange Trip” remains an exhilarating and inspiring movie.


I hate myself for loving this movie.


Long Strange Trip takes a heady, tie-dyed, well-deserved place in the upper echelon of music documentaries.

Conrad DoucetteDecider

It tells the story beautifully, organically, and, by the end, tenderly, as it moves through six thematic acts.

Matthew GilbertBoston Globe