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Dig! Reviews

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November 26, 2004
Obsessed with two insignificant musical acts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 10, 2004
I had my fill with both band leaders stroking their own egos and calling themselves artists.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 7, 2005
A messy home movie about the competition between two overindulged rock bands. Much angst. Little talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 2, 2004
It basically boils down to: This is your band - this is your band%u2026 on drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 1, 2004
The only tension here is if Newcombe will follow in the footsteps of his band's namesake, Rolling Stones' multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones, and OD.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 22, 2004
Ultimately undermined by the fact that the two rock bands Timoner chose to focus on -- the Brian Jonestown Massacre and the Dandy Warhols -- simply don't matter as much as she thinks they do.
November 5, 2004
There's nothing cautionary in DiG! that you couldn't learn by renting the 1986 Sex Pistols-related biopic Sid and Nancy -- or exploring the commercially still-born yet revered career of the Velvet Underground.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2017
One of the things that the film also explores, quite consciously, is how the music industry is actually designed to work against artists.
October 1, 2004
Director/producer Ondi Timoner captures some fantastically outrageous footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 28, 2005
It's a classic music soap opera, but never told with a more raw scream for help at its center.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 4, 2004
...an entertaining after-party's worth of posturing musicians and wild debauchery that is utterly forgettable the morning after.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 14, 2004
Indie doc tracing indie rock bands boils down two bands, eight years, thousands of fans and infinite ambition into 105 minutes of standout filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 11, 2004
It's a perceptive, surprisingly straightforward film, one that recognizes you don't need to jazz things up with 'edgy' graphics or camera tricks when there's already so much drama on-screen.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 13, 2005
Linked together by the deadpan, melancholy drawl of Taylor's narration, it's filled with parasites, charlatans and oddballs. Not to mention a succession of wonderful songs.
November 20, 2004
Here I am, no particular fan of either group, and I found the film immensely enjoyable, like watching an especially hilarious trainwreck as it happens.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 9, 2004
Dig! is a mesmerizing portrayal of the madness called "rock star," and a gripping look into the souring of a friendship founded in ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 26, 2006
DIG! is also brave enough to show the real, ugly warts of the music business, whereas more established bands would probably prefer a polished, PR-approved vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 22, 2004
While DiG! doesn't offer much new in its histrionical hair-tearing about the music industry, it does make for an interesting character study
| Original Score: 3.5/5
April 2, 2004
A hip documentary that probes seven years in the lives of two competing rock bands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 14, 2004
About the best sounding traffic accident I've ever seen...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 21, 2017
As tempest-in-a-teapot music documentaries go, Dig! is entertaining-especially if you like the good psychedelic-rock groups Brian Jonestown Massacre and/or the Dandy Warhols.
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