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End of the Century - The Story of the Ramones

End of the Century - The Story of the Ramones (2004)

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Average Rating: 7.6/10
Reviews Counted: 62
Fresh: 59 | Rotten: 3

Gabba gabba hey! With its focus on the groundbreaking work of the 1970s punk band The Ramones End of the Century makes a solid entry into the growing canon of documentaries that capture Punkology.

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Average Rating: 7.7/10
Critic Reviews: 29
Fresh: 29 | Rotten: 0

Gabba gabba hey! With its focus on the groundbreaking work of the 1970s punk band The Ramones End of the Century makes a solid entry into the growing canon of documentaries that capture Punkology.

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Filmmaker Michael Gramaglia's years-in-the-making biography of the legendary punk band the Ramones entitled End of the Century traces nearly all the various and sundry peaks and valleys which the seminal rockers experienced over the course of its 20-plus year career before disbanding in 1995. Beginning with the band's first concert performances in the mid-'70s, Gramaglia explores the eccentric and highly volatile band members -- in all the various line-ups that were presented over the years --

Mar 15, 2005

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A deliriously musical portrait of a band that became famous and legendary without the headlining stardom that usually accompanies that.

December 17, 2004 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
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A comprehensive look at the punk pioneers that never wears out its welcome.

November 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle
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The revelations may even deepen your appreciation for the music -- it's incredible that so much dumb fun was generated out of such pain.

November 12, 2004 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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A film that does a fine job explaining their importance without airbrushing their foibles.

November 4, 2004 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
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A satisfying, straightforward documentary with great archive footage and interviews with band members ... and those they influenced.

October 29, 2004 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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Engaging documentary.

October 29, 2004 Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press
Detroit Free Press
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Stellar docu on influential punk band; talk of drugs, drink.

July 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Everything you want to know about the Ramones, as told by many of the people who were there to remember.

June 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Scouts
Film Scouts

Necessary viewing for any music fan.

July 13, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

an extensive, bittersweet scrapbook... (that) pays tribute to both the band's punky, never-say-die spirit and to the hard-driving, often exhilarating music they created.

February 5, 2005 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Rise and fall of punk rock pioneers

January 27, 2005 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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One of the most appealing themes running through this rock-doc is the admission by all concerned that The Ramones were never great musicians and never needed to be.

January 7, 2005 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

An exhilaratingly brilliant film about the rise and rise of the punk band that was too tough to die.

December 21, 2004 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

1) it's a richly human story about friendship, originality, professionalism and success, and 2) there's hardly been any new music worth a lick in the past 30 years that the Ramones didn't somehow inspire.

December 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Oregonian
Oregonian

A portrait of an unpretentious band whose sum was greater than its very flawed parts.

November 18, 2004
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In the spirit of Ramones' songs, the movie should have been twice as loud and half as long and it would have been perfect.

November 5, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com

The Ramones have been commodified, deified, even gentrified, but seldom have they been so thoroughly analyzed.

November 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer

The inclusion of some little-seen musical performances by the band and the examination of its musical legacy make this documentary worthwhile.

November 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

It's heartwarming, if a bit spooky, to see these rock heroes speaking to us now that they're dead.

November 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune

This documentary works best for those who understand 'Hey, Ho!' and really want to go.

October 29, 2004

Audience Reviews for End of the Century - The Story of the Ramones

A four star from a man who hates movies about bands? Yes indeed because it is the Ramones we are talking about. I was curious going in and hooked throughout. A nice job.
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