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October 3, 2018
Jett is so free, she doesn't feel the need to speak to her private life. In her own way, that's as rock 'n' roll as it gets.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 2, 2018
Find out why a trip to Japan was a tipping point, how Jett's heart infection spurred artistic growth, why she turned down Noriega's offer of friendship, and what she's doing these days.
October 1, 2018
This is a hugely entertaining film, recounting her life with humour and texture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 28, 2018
[If] there was any dirt swept under the rug, that's where it's staying as the film is a celebration of her career, not a tabloid hack job.
September 28, 2018
The film lacks substance when probing Jett's personal life, yet corrals an impressive roster of interviewees to shine a deserving spotlight on its subject, her independent spirit, and her enduring music.
September 28, 2018
The film about her is more of a fact dump than a deep dive into what makes someone tick. At least it's told with a sense of energy and enthusiasm that makes it all easily entertaining and captivating just the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
September 28, 2018
A kind of sleeper triumph.
September 27, 2018
Bad Reputation roars through Jett's 60 years like one of her songs, snarling and unsubtle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 27, 2018
From Jett's groundbreaking recordings with the Runaways to how she defied a narrow-minded media establishment, "Bad Reputation" is a case study in how a musician stays relevant.
September 27, 2018
This terrific film, with its archival footage, marquee interviews and context from the subject herself is a rock and roll must-see and a persuasive reminder of Jett's status in the canon.
September 27, 2018
The movie chronicles music industry tales of glory and failure. These are dishy, but more interesting is Ms. Jett's rock 'n' roll heart. The stories of how she mentored younger bands are moving.
September 27, 2018
A short and sweet doc on the renegade female rock icon, with a treasure-trove of old footage and interviews.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 26, 2018
An admiring documentary gives rocker Joan Jett her due.
September 26, 2018
Through interviews and archival footage, Bad Reputation shows how Joan Jett opened the doors for women to have a career in rock music.
September 24, 2018
Guitar rock's original lady badass reminds us how she became an icon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 20, 2018
Bad Reputation makes clear that - even in an age when rock music is growing increasingly unfashionable - Jett is utterly sincere about the idealism and bravado of her biggest hit, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll."
September 20, 2018
While the testimonials for Jett abound, particularly from Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill, we don't get very deep into her inner life. It's a warm film, though.
September 12, 2018
No one-not even Cesar Award-winning actress Kristen Stewart-is better at being Joan Jett than Joan Jett.
April 26, 2018
Bad Reputation reminds us that people with a knack for keeping their cool during trying times aren't apathetic. Sometimes, they're exactly what we - and our headphones - need.
January 25, 2018
My issues with the film are minor, it's certainly a good film that will entertain hardcore fans and those unfamiliar with Jett's music. Joan Jett truly is a remarkable human being.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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