End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Reviews

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July 20, 2012
Stellar docu on influential punk band; talk of drugs, drink.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 21, 2007
Everything you want to know about the Ramones, as told by many of the people who were there to remember.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 13, 2005
Necessary viewing for any music fan.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 5, 2005
an extensive, bittersweet scrapbook... (that) pays tribute to both the band's punky, never-say-die spirit and to the hard-driving, often exhilarating music they created.
January 27, 2005
Rise and fall of punk rock pioneers
January 7, 2005
One of the most appealing themes running through this rock-doc is the admission by all concerned that The Ramones were never great musicians and never needed to be.
December 21, 2004
An exhilaratingly brilliant film about the rise and rise of the punk band that was too tough to die.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 17, 2004
A deliriously musical portrait of a band that became famous and legendary without the headlining stardom that usually accompanies that.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 3, 2004
1) it's a richly human story about friendship, originality, professionalism and success, and 2) there's hardly been any new music worth a lick in the past 30 years that the Ramones didn't somehow inspire.
November 19, 2004
A comprehensive look at the punk pioneers that never wears out its welcome.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 18, 2004
A portrait of an unpretentious band whose sum was greater than its very flawed parts.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 12, 2004
The revelations may even deepen your appreciation for the music -- it's incredible that so much dumb fun was generated out of such pain.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 5, 2004
In the spirit of Ramones' songs, the movie should have been twice as loud and half as long and it would have been perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2004
The Ramones have been commodified, deified, even gentrified, but seldom have they been so thoroughly analyzed.
November 5, 2004
The inclusion of some little-seen musical performances by the band and the examination of its musical legacy make this documentary worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 5, 2004
It's heartwarming, if a bit spooky, to see these rock heroes speaking to us now that they're dead.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 4, 2004
A film that does a fine job explaining their importance without airbrushing their foibles.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 29, 2004
A satisfying, straightforward documentary with great archive footage and interviews with band members ... and those they influenced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 29, 2004
Engaging documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 29, 2004
This documentary works best for those who understand 'Hey, Ho!' and really want to go.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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