New York Doll (2005)

New York Doll



Critic Consensus: Arthur Kane is a fascinating subject in what ultimately proves to be a touching, bittersweet documentary.

Movie Info

A recovering alcoholic and converted Mormon, Arthur "Killer" Kane, reunites with his old band, the New York Dolls, after 30 years.

Rating: PG-13 (for drug content)
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 4, 2006
First Independent Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for New York Doll

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (18)

The Doll in the title of the fine, touching documentary New York Doll is far from a supermodel.

Full Review… | December 8, 2006
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

New York Doll is still a revelation, and a fine companion piece to End of the Century, the edgier and uglier history of another post-Dolls band, The Ramones.

Full Review… | January 6, 2006
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

The late Johnny Thunders didn't write You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory until after the Dolls had broken up, but this lovely little heartbreaker of a movie takes the sentiment as its own.

Full Review… | January 6, 2006
Boston Globe
Top Critic

[A] respectful and subtle look at the difference faith can make in one's life.

Full Review… | November 23, 2005
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Becomes a lovely portrait of a man coming back to himself, without forgetting what else he's become.

Full Review… | November 18, 2005
Seattle Times
Top Critic

As the credits roll, New York Doll transforms from a puff piece about an aging rock star into a moving rumination on a man's final grasp for redemption.

Full Review… | November 3, 2005
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for New York Doll

Fantastic doc on Arthur 'Killer' Kane, the bassist for the New York Dolls. If you like documentaries and/or the Dolls, this is one for you.

Wu Chouin

Super Reviewer

This is an amazing story of glam rock and one man's oddessey within it. The ending is the best part.

Holly Evans

Tracks the life of a rock star (Drummer of New York Dolls) and his ups and downs, until recently finding the LDS church and making the change from serious druggie to serious mormon. Touching, meaningful, and a fun piece of music history as well.

Mike Schmidt

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