The Filth and the Fury

Critics Consensus

The Filth and the Fury is a complete and completely unabashed look at The Sex Pistols, shot in suitably propulsive punk fashion.



Total Count: 40


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The Filth and the Fury is an irreverent, shocking portrait of the most notorious rock group of all time. It documents the story of The Sex Pistols, charting their rise from the litter-stacked back-streets of '70s London through their crucifixion by the British tabloids, canonization by hundreds of thousands of fans around the world and ultimate implosion on tour in America. Myths are debunked, scores are settled and the words of the band are heard for the first time as they step once and for all away from the shadow of their one-time manager Malcolm McLaren.

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Critic Reviews for The Filth and the Fury

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (7)

Audience Reviews for The Filth and the Fury

  • Aug 16, 2016
    I saw it when it first came out and when I was more into The Sex Pistols. I remember really liking it--especially the way the interviews with the surviving Pistols as if their identities were anonymous. A must for any Pistols fan.
    Michael G Super Reviewer
  • Aug 16, 2016
    Interesting slice of punk rock history. Great stock footage of the Sex Pistols.
    Wu C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2013
    A flashy collage about the rise and fall of the sex pistols, the band that epitomized and nearly destroyed punk rock. Told in their own angry and uncompromising words.
    Pierluigi P Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2010
    Ha ha! Another band movie so another poor rating from me? Not this time. Julien Temple does a very good job here of bringing the Sex Pistols to life. A burning bright light that blinded for such a short period of time but had a profound impact on the future.
    John B Super Reviewer

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