Kovasikajuttu (The Punk Syndrome) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kovasikajuttu (The Punk Syndrome) Reviews

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Chris Knight
National Post
December 13, 2013
Fun, light-hearted and proof that disability is no barrier to musical success, but it could have benefited from a little more background on the band members.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jay Stone
Canada.com
December 5, 2013
It's a sketchy and raggedy film, but like punk music, it probably would have been spoiled if it were smoothed out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 4, 2013
What shines through most strongly ... is both the sense of camaraderie and the personal benefits each band member takes from the experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Scotsman
February 4, 2013
As a piece of rock verite, it's sympathetic, patchy, occasionally discomfiting, but always honest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 3, 2013
A very likable, relaxed film.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
February 1, 2013
They are a noisy delight if not exactly The Clash.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 1, 2013
What the film lacks in shape it makes up for in integrity and good humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Daily Express (UK)
February 1, 2013
Low-budget and ragged The Punk Syndrome has a big heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 31, 2013
This likable documentary about a Finnish punk band whose members are all middle-aged men with learning disabilities opens a window on to another world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
January 31, 2013
No masterpiece, but sensitive and extremely alive to life's amusing idiosyncrasies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
January 30, 2013
Candid and compassionate. Loud, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
January 25, 2013
The directors' affecting yet non-sentimental verité approach suits the raw material, spurning 'expert' talking head commentary and letting the band speak (and scream) for themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Herd
The List
January 25, 2013
A unique and touching depiction of some truly passionate outsider artists.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
John Anderson
Variety
May 8, 2012
[A] funny, edgy and very human feature ...
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