Despite the miracle of the concluding uplift, the message is overwhelmingly that drugs will drown out the power of sex and rock 'n' roll.
| Original Score: 4/10
The bottled chaos that once was Bobby Liebling and the band Pentagram did not age well.
A living horror show, rocker Bobby Liebling's sad, appalling tale is told in a film that will have some niche appeal but little else.
The fact that Last Days Here cares more about Liebling's personal redemption than his professional triumph is ultimately a saving grace, a telling demonstration of the film's well-ordered priorities.
| Original Score: B+
Harrowing and at times quite funny, Last Days Here is the latest and maybe the best in what seems to have become a trend - documentaries about obscure rock bands who somehow have maintained a small but devoted following...
| Original Score: 88/100
Engaging and emotional and funny in surprising ways. And I have to be honest: when I like a rock doc that means it's something very special.
| Original Score: 3/5
A surprise back-from-the-brink redemption proves reliably engaging in rock-doc Last Days Here.
For a heavy metal film, there is a lot of soul here.
| Original Score: 4/5
This potential rock-doc tragedy reveals a bromance of idol and idolator.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
It's horrifying, and you can't look away.
| Original Score: 3/4
A deft and weirdly affecting portrait of how a drug-addicted man-child knocking on death's door manages an astonishing resurgence.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Unexpectedly flouting its doomy title, "Last Days Here" invests the standard, washed-up rock-star tale with surprising sweetness.
An affectionate look at a self-destructing maniac and his supporters that bluntly reveals Liebling's total abjection without mocking him.
The documentarians make a good case that anyone can be redeemed, even a zonked out, washed up heavy metal singer.
| Original Score: B
The filmmakers mine as much as they can from supportive parents and ex-bandmates, but notably, you won't leave humming a single riff.
In its latter stages, the doc becomes not only a bromance, but also a romance, and maybe even a redemption story.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Complemented by a terrific score from Stars of the Lid (between assorted Pentagram tracks), this is maximum r&r all the way, with heart to spare.