Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten Reviews

November 21, 2007
Indulgent celebrity interviews..., repetitive details from Strummer's friends, and rapid-fire editing of found footage that sometimes matches the music but often just clouds the narrative.
November 17, 2007
The end result is a documentary that feels very insider and exclusive... it's probably best suited to those who are already fans.
November 9, 2007
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten is a film for fans -- really big fans. More-casual admirers, perhaps those whose only Strummer CD is the Clash's "London Calling," should probably stay away.
November 2, 2007
Little sense of the band's import or power is ever communicated. Instead, Temple devotes the entire second hour of the film to Strummer's uninteresting post-Clash career.
November 2, 2007
Little else we've not been exposed to in the last handful of years.
November 2, 2007
An attempt at a tribute to a great man. Strummer doesn't need it.
November 1, 2007
[Julien Temple's] insider's point of view both helps and hurts the film.