Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan Reviews

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April 16, 2021
Julian Temple thoughtfully depicts [Shane MacGowan]... as the free, yet doomed artist. [Full review in Spanish]
April 12, 2021
For us, this excursion to hell has been worth it (and there are the songs to prove it). But what about its protagonist? [Full review in Spanish]
March 10, 2021
It is, to be certain, a melancholic portrait of a tortured artist whose best work was born out of his worst behaviours. And he knows it.
March 9, 2021
Temple lets his audience see first-hand how a man with such a strong presence and infamous reputation is still a rolling, rambling bag of contradictions and complications.
February 17, 2021
...makes for an engrossing deep dive into the man's work...
January 29, 2021
A portrait of a complicated artist whose best work stemmed from his worst behaviour.
January 16, 2021
Punk. Poet. Rock legend. There is only one Shane MacGowan, and Crock of Gold captures that legacy.
December 30, 2020
In Temple's hands it's more than a rock musical; it's a portrait of a flawed, confronting artist and ardent Irish patriot.
December 28, 2020
Crock of Gold makes warm, enjoyable work of getting to know [MacGowan] a bit better.
December 21, 2020
He's reminiscent of Samuel Beckett's character, Molloy, who crawls along contentedly on his belly after losing the use of his legs.
December 14, 2020
Temple works hard to make the film hang together, weaving his familiar magic using old audio interviews, animated segments and archive snippets.
December 14, 2020
Visually striking and audibly arresting from its opening number until the curtain comes down, Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan is an affectionate paean to its irascible, impudent frontman.
December 14, 2020
Temple's made a fascinating film that sets the record straight - in a lot of slurred words - about MacGowan while he's still able to do it. Because, let's be blunt, he's in pretty rough shape.
December 12, 2020
The film, directed by Julien Temple with fantastic animation by illustrator Ralph Steadman, delves into MacGowan's youth in an Irish village and the roots of his band's unique fusion of traditional Irish folk music and punk rock.
December 12, 2020
He'd be insufferable in a less cheekily fond tribute-but Crock of Gold knows exactly how to appreciate him as an artist while arching an eye at the spectacle he's spent a lifetime making of himself.
December 12, 2020
Julien Temple gave Shane MacGowan exactly the documentary he deserves - unruly and full of heart.
December 11, 2020
MacGowan fans will relish the sheer exuberance of a film that barrels along with the same hectic passion as a vintage Pogues number.
December 10, 2020
In addition to the archival material Temple has shot all sorts of gorgeous new footage in the Irish countryside. And to help tell the tale he's commissioned animated sequences in the visual styles of William Blake, R. Crumb and Ralph Steadman.
December 10, 2020
A fascinating, in-depth look at Shane MacGowan, his childhood in rural Ireland, his musical roots and his personal motivation as the preserver of Irish music. Directed by Julien Temple, who is exactly the guy you want for this movie.
December 10, 2020
Crock of Gold feels frenetic, much like the music of the Pogues and at first, it's quite dizzying and difficult to penetrate.
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