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Anvil! The Story of Anvil Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: B+

February 14, 2012
Hank Sartin
Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 5/5

November 18, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

A winning way to thrash out an evening's entertainment.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 18, 2011
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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 Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 4/5

June 26, 2011
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

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 Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 4/5

April 15, 2011
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Anvil is an inspirational documentary which provides witness to the power of the human spirit, played to a heavy metal soundtrack.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

July 7, 2010

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 21, 2010
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

Transcends thrash metal culture and becomes a working class tale of doing what you love at all costs.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: B

January 7, 2010
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the most uplifting and inspirational movies of the year.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 9/10

December 31, 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 Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4/5

December 29, 2009
Dan Lybarger

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 Source: | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2009
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This is one of those movies that makes you want to find out what happens next, and those are the best kind.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: A

December 3, 2009
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

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 Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews | Original Score: 7/10

November 24, 2009
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Its touching human interest story about survival hit me in the gut.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

November 19, 2009
Louis Proyect

Well, the best movie of 2009 is a documentary about aging heavy metal musicians making a last-ditch effort at fame and fortune.

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November 14, 2009
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Anvil! goes all the way to 11.

Full Review Source: What Would Toto Watch? | Original Score: 3/4

November 10, 2009
Nick Rogers

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 Source: | Original Score: 3/4

October 17, 2009
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

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 Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 4/5

October 16, 2009
Jennifer Merin

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 Source: | Original Score: 4/5

October 4, 2009
Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

September 11, 2009
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