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End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Reviews

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October 29, 2004
This documentary works best for those who understand 'Hey, Ho!' and really want to go.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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
October 28, 2004
There is little in this film to interest those who are not groupies of the Ramones.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 20, 2012
Stellar docu on influential punk band; talk of drugs, drink.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
September 13, 2004
Very much the movie Metallica: Some Kind of Monster should have been. It captures a band at its peak, rather than just wallowing in the desperation that sets in years later.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 16, 2004
About halfway through End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones, journalist Legs McNeil asks why the Ramones didn't have big hits. The achievement of the film is that it makes you wonder the same thing and provides an answer.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 15, 2004
End of the Century is an excellent film regardless of its noticeable flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 19, 2004
Fulfills its ambition to give these lost boys from Queens their considerable props, not least as inspiration for arty outcasts everywhere.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 19, 2004
This absorbing documentary by Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields traces the history of the seminal punk rock band in exhaustive detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 23, 2004
More than most rock documentaries, End of the Century captures the strain of any group effort, and the toll the hard-rock life can take.
September 3, 2004
An essential addition to the growing (and inherently ironic) field of Punkology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 14, 2004
Offers a fascinating chronicle of the birth, glory days and waning years of a motorcycle-jacketed, bowl-haircutted quartet of middle-class geeks who unwittingly spawned the punk movement.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 29, 2004
Engaging documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 14, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
November 5, 2004
The Ramones have been commodified, deified, even gentrified, but seldom have they been so thoroughly analyzed.
November 4, 2004
A film that does a fine job explaining their importance without airbrushing their foibles.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 9, 2004
It does pry much deeper into the band's unexpectedly complex and contradictory personalities -- particularly when it comes to the more-tragic- than-comic feud over a girl between lefty lead singer Joey and defiantly conservative guitarist Johnny Ramone.
August 17, 2004
Johnny's analysis and will carry the film.
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.
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