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The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years Reviews

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Jason Bailey
Flavorwire
May 28, 2016
The filmmaker ultimately comes away with a portrait of hedonism and emptiness that's as sad as it is funny.

Film4
October 23, 2009
Fascinating.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 23, 2009
There's so little respect for the music that we never see or hear a number from beginning to end, and we rarely hear any of the musicians speak more than a few seconds at a time.

TV Guide
October 23, 2009
This is a well-made, observant documentary, with attitude to spare and plenty of justifiable laughs at the expense of its subjects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
October 23, 2009
For all the amusingly fatuous remarks heard here -- and Miss Spheeris has a great ear for these -- the overriding dimness of most of the fans and musicians is frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Time Out
October 23, 2009
Rather like watching a car wreck on the opposite side of a motorway.
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