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Anvil! The Story of Anvil Reviews

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April 13, 2009
I care about Anvil, I think the documentary needed a little bit more.
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
February 20, 2009
Not as interesting as last year's rockumentaries Heavy Load or Heavy Metal In Baghdad and is nowhere near as funny as Spinal Tap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 16, 2017
Memorable music docu on Canadian metal band; lots of cursing
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 29, 2009
Cute if predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 10, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
April 10, 2009
A feel-good film of rockin' proportions.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 23, 2009
Anvil! The Story of Anvil is a documentary about the moderate rise and long, long fall of their band, where musicians in the two other slots came and went, but Lips and Robb rocked on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 13, 2009
An outstanding rock documentary that is as funny/sad as it is revealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 24, 2009
The new documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil succeeds every which way, as '80s metal nostalgia, as a twisted sort of reality-show attempt at a comeback, as an unexpectedly touching portrait of a friendship.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 18, 2011
A winning way to thrash out an evening's entertainment.
September 10, 2009
See Anvil! if you love heavy metal, because these guys are legends. See Anvil! if you don't love heavy metal because this story is legendary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 11, 2009
Impossible not to get caught up in their boundless optimism, which seems to counter metal's nihilism. . .as the relationships are much more important . . .than the music.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 14, 2009
Anvil! The Story of Anvil is overflowing with honesty. It is fair to say that it is to metal what The Wrestler is to wrestling. It is brutal but, in a way, triumphant.
Read More | Original Score: A-
September 6, 2009
Anvil! has been described as the "real-life Spinal Tap", but it's sometimes more like a heavy metal remake of The Wrestler.
April 9, 2009
"A hymn to the human spirit, played in power chords ... It isn't just better than most music documentaries; it's better than most documentaries, period."
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 8, 2009
A spectacular documentary that displays the camaraderie and passion these two musicians feel for their music in the face of continued rejection.
April 7, 2009
One of the most enjoyable documentaries you may ever see.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 15, 2009
Now THIS is Spinal Tap.
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