Anvil! The Story of Anvil Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 18, 2011
A winning way to thrash out an evening's entertainment.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 26, 2011
It's worth seeing because it's as dramatic as movies come, and the characters are more real than anything you'll see in a work of fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
April 15, 2011
Anvil! es ante todo el retrato de una amistad verdadera, la de dos compañeros de ruta que a pesar del paso del tiempo y de los fracasos (...) todavía siguen persiguiendo el mismo sueño loco de cuando eran adolescentes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 7, 2010
Anvil is an inspirational documentary which provides witness to the power of the human spirit, played to a heavy metal soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
January 7, 2010
Transcends thrash metal culture and becomes a working class tale of doing what you love at all costs.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 31, 2009
One of the most uplifting and inspirational movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 29, 2009
The journey of Anvil in the film is one suffused with love and passion...they are the poster-band for passion, and their story is worth checking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Lybarger
December 6, 2009
What's so refreshing about 'Anvil: The Story of Anvil' is that it focuses on a Toronto band named Anvil who have been playing for 30 years despite having no commercial success to show for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Larsen
December 4, 2009
I found more real-life poetry about aspiration and failure in a fictional effort such as The Wrestler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 3, 2009
This is one of those movies that makes you want to find out what happens next, and those are the best kind.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 24, 2009
You'll learn nothing new here about chasing the dream, but this non-fiction story may convince you to make room in your heart to appreciate the combination of earnestness and doggedness that some people maintain.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 19, 2009
Its touching human interest story about survival hit me in the gut.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Louis Proyect
November 14, 2009
Well, the best movie of 2009 is a documentary about aging heavy metal musicians making a last-ditch effort at fame and fortune.
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
November 10, 2009
Anvil! goes all the way to 11.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nick Rogers
October 17, 2009
Let's be honest: Anvil is not metal's missing link, and "Anvil!" has been awfully overpraised. However, it's worth watching for the frequent moments of warm, humane heavy-metal comedy and the antagonistic push-and-pull of Canadian creative cousins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
October 16, 2009
Two musical wannabes in a perpetual reach for the brass ring. But where it will lead remains unanswered by anything more than what they've always had in great quantity. Hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jennifer Merin
October 4, 2009
Anvil is rock solid entertainment. Whether you're mad for metal or not, you'll find the band's talent, spirit, humor--and mettle--a real rush.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
September 11, 2009
While it's undoubtedly comical and touching, a pall of middle-aged gloom hovers over the antics of Canada's longest surviving death metal band.
Craig Mathieson
The Age (Australia)
September 11, 2009
The music, heard in economical proportions, is secondary to the unexpectedly deep bond between its creators. Their story is an underdog's triumph that's difficult to deny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald
September 10, 2009
See Anvil! if you love heavy metal, because these guys are legends. See Anvil! if you don't love heavy metal because this story is legendary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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