The Filth and the Fury (2000)

The Filth and the Fury



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Although their career lasted a bit less than two years, few rock bands have made a more dramatic impact than the Sex Pistols, who quickly rose to international infamy as the best-known British punk band, then fell apart shortly after their first American tour in a tempest of drugs, ego, and infighting. Manager Malcolm McLaren began making a film about the group while they were at the height of their fame, but by the time McLaren and director Julien Temple completed The Great Rock 'n' Roll … More

Rating: R (for pervasive strong language, drugs and sexual content)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
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On DVD: Oct 10, 2000


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Critic Reviews for The Filth and the Fury

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (13)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | May 12, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
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Best for older teens, especially Sex Pistols fans.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

"The Filth and the Fury" is the first punk rock documentary to lay out, in an editorial style, a thorough linear account of the last major musical movement of the twentieth century by way of that genre's fiercest example.

Full Review… | April 13, 2009

Loaded with great music and classic Sex Pistols moments.

Full Review… | July 25, 2003
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for The Filth and the Fury

A flashy collage about the rise and fall of the sex pistols, the band that epitomized and nearly destroyed punk rock. Told in their own angry and uncompromising words.

Pierluigi Puccini

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Ha ha! Another band movie so another poor rating from me? Not this time. Julien Temple does a very good job here of bringing the Sex Pistols to life. A burning bright light that blinded for such a short period of time but had a profound impact on the future.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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If you want to know what punk rock is all about, this is a must see.

Anthony Valletta

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