Punk's Not Dead (2007)



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Movie Info

Director Susan Dynner traces punk-rock from its underground beginnings through its eventual mainstream acceptance in an attempt to prove the case stated in the title. Featuring interviews with such punk luminaries as Henry Rollins and Jello Biafra, Punk's Not Dead screened at the 2007 Cleveland International Film Festival.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Jul 8, 2008
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Critic Reviews for Punk's Not Dead

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (11)

Even the title sounds like a hardheaded comeback to a proclamation nobody made.

Full Review… | October 19, 2007
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Susan Dynner's documentary about the past 30 years of punk music doesn't exactly break any new ground. But it does offer an entertaining overview that is leavened with humorous philosophical digressions.

August 10, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Poor punk. Such a bundle of complexes, most of them encapsulated in the needlessly defensive title of Susan Dynner's documentary Punk's Not Dead.

Full Review… | July 27, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

The movie covers a lot of time and territory, and some of its questions are great ones. (The biggest, for true punks: Is getting a big record deal a sign of ultimate success, or final defeat?)

Full Review… | July 27, 2007
Newark Star-Ledger
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About as in-your-face and raggedy as its subject, Dynner's film is really less of a history than a psychological profile, rooting around for the meat of what makes punk so resilient, cross-generational and communal.

Full Review… | July 26, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Play this movie loud. Really loud.

Full Review… | July 26, 2007
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Punk's Not Dead


Interesting, but wished it had been more linear and had included Patti Smith, Blondie, Lydia Lunch, and Hole. Too andro-centric!

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