It's a sketchy and raggedy film, but like punk music, it probably would have been spoiled if it were smoothed out.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
What shines through most strongly ... is both the sense of camaraderie and the personal benefits each band member takes from the experience.
| Original Score: 3/5
As a piece of rock verite, it's sympathetic, patchy, occasionally discomfiting, but always honest.
A very likable, relaxed film.
They are a noisy delight if not exactly The Clash.
What the film lacks in shape it makes up for in integrity and good humour.
Low-budget and ragged The Punk Syndrome has a big heart.
This likable documentary about a Finnish punk band whose members are all middle-aged men with learning disabilities opens a window on to another world.
No masterpiece, but sensitive and extremely alive to life's amusing idiosyncrasies.
Candid and compassionate. Loud, too.
The directors' affecting yet non-sentimental verité approach suits the raw material, spurning 'expert' talking head commentary and letting the band speak (and scream) for themselves.
| Original Score: 4/5
A unique and touching depiction of some truly passionate outsider artists.
[A] funny, edgy and very human feature ...