End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Reviews

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August 14, 2007
December 21, 2004
An exhilaratingly brilliant film about the rise and rise of the punk band that was too tough to die.
December 17, 2004
A deliriously musical portrait of a band that became famous and legendary without the headlining stardom that usually accompanies that.
November 19, 2004
A comprehensive look at the punk pioneers that never wears out its welcome.
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.
November 4, 2004
A film that does a fine job explaining their importance without airbrushing their foibles.
October 29, 2004
A satisfying, straightforward documentary with great archive footage and interviews with band members ... and those they influenced.
October 29, 2004
Engaging documentary.
October 19, 2004
[A] compelling film.
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.
October 14, 2004
A rough-hewn jewel of a documentary that chronicles the rise, demise and troublesome personal lives of the loud, fast New York City quartet synonymous with the term punk rock.
October 8, 2004
For music fanatics and for Ramones fans, there's a sad story and a peek behind the creative process that made the band's trademark music.
September 23, 2004
Does justice to the humble punk band from Queens that influenced everyone from The Clash and Sex Pistols to U2 and Green Day.
September 17, 2004
Gramaglia and Fields have uncovered plenty of good historical footage, and the interviews with band members, managers, friends and peer fans confirm not only how influential, but how beloved the Ramones were, particularly the ever-visible Joey.
September 17, 2004
It gets on the cinematic record that the Ramones were here, and that they mattered.
September 16, 2004
Chronicles their 30-year history in a style befitting the band: bare-bones, frank, nonsensationalized and adamantly unsentimental.
September 9, 2004
What audiences will want to talk about is the way the film reveals the quixotic human dynamic between the band members, the personal neuroses that simultaneously kept the group together and pulled it apart.
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.
September 3, 2004
An essential addition to the growing (and inherently ironic) field of Punkology.
August 27, 2004
Details the group's raucous history with humor and a minimum of hero worship.
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