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The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle

The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle (1980)

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Release Date: Sep 11, 1980 Wide

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Let Malcolm McLaren show you how to achieve fame and fortune by making your pop group the most despised band in the world! This film about the brief but eventful career of The Sex Pistols primarily focuses on McLaren, their manager, as he presents his ten-point program on how to achieve success through chaos, ineptitude, and abusing the music industry. Despite some remarkable footage of The Sex Pistols' infamous Jubilee Day performance and clips from their final concert in San Francisco, there's

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[The Great Rock N Roll Swindle is] a document of a particular time and place, a rarified work of scrap art that creates as many myths as it debunks.

August 15, 2005 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
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a delirious hodge-podge that makes The Filth and the Fury, Temple's later "documentary" about the band, look perfectly staid

May 18, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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A document that proves all the cynics right

June 10, 2003 Full Review
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A very weird movie... it tries to be so punk and so different from other music films that it just alienates its audience and confuses you. There are a few amusing scenes, and it's full of famous punk rockers like Sid Vicious, so if you're really into punk music you may want to check this out. If not, stay away from it. For the most part it's pretty dull, but it's not a complete waste if, like I said, you enjoy punk styles and unconventional movies.
May 13, 2014
ajv2688

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the midget disturbs me.
April 19, 2008
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