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End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (2004)

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (2004)

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Critic Consensus: Gabba gabba hey! With its focus on the groundbreaking work of the 1970s punk band The Ramones End of the Century makes a solid entry into the growing canon of documentaries that capture Punkology.

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Filmmaker Michael Gramaglia's years-in-the-making biography of the legendary punk band the Ramones entitled End of the Century traces nearly all the various and sundry peaks and valleys which the seminal rockers experienced over the course of its 20-plus year career before disbanding in 1995. Beginning with the band's first concert performances in the mid-'70s, Gramaglia explores the eccentric and highly volatile band members -- in all the various line-ups that were presented over the years -- as the Ramones slowly gained fame for their high energy and high-tempo style of music that would later influence generations of punk rockers around the world. Mixing archival interviews with new interviews of the various surviving bandmembers, as well as interviews with a number of the Ramones' contemporaries, End of the Century encapsulates the East Coast underground music atmosphere of the 1970s and '80s that the band inadvertently shocked into existence.

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Critic Reviews for End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones

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A deliriously musical portrait of a band that became famous and legendary without the headlining stardom that usually accompanies that.

December 17, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

A comprehensive look at the punk pioneers that never wears out its welcome.

November 19, 2004 | Rating: 3/4

The revelations may even deepen your appreciation for the music -- it's incredible that so much dumb fun was generated out of such pain.

November 12, 2004 | Rating: 3/4

A film that does a fine job explaining their importance without airbrushing their foibles.

November 4, 2004 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

A satisfying, straightforward documentary with great archive footage and interviews with band members ... and those they influenced.

October 29, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Engaging documentary.

October 29, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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A four star from a man who hates movies about bands? Yes indeed because it is the Ramones we are talking about. I was curious going in and hooked throughout. A nice job.

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