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Stellar docu on influential punk band; talk of drugs, drink.
| Original Score: 5/5
Everything you want to know about the Ramones, as told by many of the people who were there to remember.
| Original Score: B
Necessary viewing for any music fan.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
Rise and fall of punk rock pioneers
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.
An exhilaratingly brilliant film about the rise and rise of the punk band that was too tough to die.
A deliriously musical portrait of a band that became famous and legendary without the headlining stardom that usually accompanies that.
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.
A comprehensive look at the punk pioneers that never wears out its welcome.
| Original Score: 3/4
A portrait of an unpretentious band whose sum was greater than its very flawed parts.
| Original Score: 3/4
The revelations may even deepen your appreciation for the music -- it's incredible that so much dumb fun was generated out of such pain.
In the spirit of Ramones' songs, the movie should have been twice as loud and half as long and it would have been perfect.
| Original Score: 3/5
The Ramones have been commodified, deified, even gentrified, but seldom have they been so thoroughly analyzed.
The inclusion of some little-seen musical performances by the band and the examination of its musical legacy make this documentary worthwhile.
It's heartwarming, if a bit spooky, to see these rock heroes speaking to us now that they're dead.
A film that does a fine job explaining their importance without airbrushing their foibles.
| Original Score: A-
A satisfying, straightforward documentary with great archive footage and interviews with band members ... and those they influenced.
This documentary works best for those who understand 'Hey, Ho!' and really want to go.
| Original Score: 2.5/4