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Anvil! The Story of Anvil Reviews

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May 16, 2017
Memorable music docu on Canadian metal band; lots of cursing
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 18, 2011
A winning way to thrash out an evening's entertainment.
June 26, 2011
It's worth seeing because it's as dramatic as movies come, and the characters are more real than anything you'll see in a work of fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 15, 2011
Anvil! es ante todo el retrato de una amistad verdadera, la de dos compañeros de ruta que a pesar del paso del tiempo y de los fracasos (...) todavía siguen persiguiendo el mismo sueño loco de cuando eran adolescentes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 7, 2010
Anvil is an inspirational documentary which provides witness to the power of the human spirit, played to a heavy metal soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2010
Transcends thrash metal culture and becomes a working class tale of doing what you love at all costs.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 31, 2009
One of the most uplifting and inspirational movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 29, 2009
The journey of Anvil in the film is one suffused with love and passion...they are the poster-band for passion, and their story is worth checking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2009
What's so refreshing about 'Anvil: The Story of Anvil' is that it focuses on a Toronto band named Anvil who have been playing for 30 years despite having no commercial success to show for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 4, 2009
I found more real-life poetry about aspiration and failure in a fictional effort such as The Wrestler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 3, 2009
This is one of those movies that makes you want to find out what happens next, and those are the best kind.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 24, 2009
You'll learn nothing new here about chasing the dream, but this non-fiction story may convince you to make room in your heart to appreciate the combination of earnestness and doggedness that some people maintain.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 19, 2009
Its touching human interest story about survival hit me in the gut.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 14, 2009
Well, the best movie of 2009 is a documentary about aging heavy metal musicians making a last-ditch effort at fame and fortune.
November 10, 2009
Anvil! goes all the way to 11.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2009
Let's be honest: Anvil is not metal's missing link, and "Anvil!" has been awfully overpraised. However, it's worth watching for the frequent moments of warm, humane heavy-metal comedy and the antagonistic push-and-pull of Canadian creative cousins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 16, 2009
Two musical wannabes in a perpetual reach for the brass ring. But where it will lead remains unanswered by anything more than what they've always had in great quantity. Hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 4, 2009
Anvil is rock solid entertainment. Whether you're mad for metal or not, you'll find the band's talent, spirit, humor--and mettle--a real rush.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 11, 2009
While it's undoubtedly comical and touching, a pall of middle-aged gloom hovers over the antics of Canada's longest surviving death metal band.
September 11, 2009
The music, heard in economical proportions, is secondary to the unexpectedly deep bond between its creators. Their story is an underdog's triumph that's difficult to deny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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