The 40-minute film [Feast of Friends] prudently edited from a much longer and less successful version, represents nearly a year of covering the Doors in concert and on vacation and accurately captures the unique Doors personality.
The in-performance footage stands out. Many filmed dramas and documentaries about rock have shown the clutching hands and ecstatic faces that confront the musician or singer, but no film before Feast has captured in so exciting a manner what actually takes place during a near-riot….
Morrison has often said the film was an attempt to capture some of what they see in their travels. In an impressionistic and carefully paced filmic collage, this goal was achieved….
Feast of Friends is a familiar statement nicely made, a pleasing way to spend 40 minutes.
Jerry Hopkins, "Doors Movie Is a Feast for Friends," in Rolling Stone (by Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. © 1969; all rights reserved; reprinted by permission), Issue 37, July 12, 1969, p. 8.