Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck Reviews

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January 3, 2016
It isn't a perfect film, but Montage of Heck's portrayal of Kurt Cobain should be commended for its honesty.
Top Critic
January 3, 2016
Montage understands Cobain as an icon, but also as the mixed-up kid who got too famous too fast, and it seems content revealing, rather than reconciling, his contradictions.
January 3, 2016
With so much said about Cobain for the past two decades, it feels fitting that a compilation of his own words actually says the most.
January 3, 2016
[A] spell-casting documentary.
January 3, 2016
An exhaustive, haunting but suitably punk-rock hagiography of Kurt Cobain.
January 3, 2016
The result is a stunning audio-video hodgepodge that, in almost every case, captures some underlying essence of the Nirvana frontman.
January 2, 2016
Montage Of Heck makes an exceptionally compelling argument about the act of documentation in the form of the people and artifacts we leave behind.
January 2, 2016
If, like me, Nirvana were a big part of your youth this "first official" documentary is essential viewing.
January 1, 2016
Montage of Heck doesn't speculate or lay blame for its hero's premature passing. Instead, it presents a sincere account of a difficult subject, with unparalleled access, advantage and understanding.
December 18, 2015
It all adds up to a multi-dimensional look at Cobain - the genius, the loser, the magnetic rock star (even to his bandmates) - that will reawaken your inner teenage punk.
December 3, 2015
A poignant, profound, unflinching and heartrending portrait that scratches away our own mythologizing of an icon.
November 29, 2015
This very creative HBO documentary about the rise and fall of noted musician Kurt Cobain is disturbing, depressing and interesting. It is best suited for Cobain fans.
November 16, 2015
...it's like walking in on someone naked. It's a feeling you have to get used to because Morgen is committed to stripping the layers of dried, lifeless iconography off the wriggling ghost who is now synonymous with grunge.
November 12, 2015
Morgen has made a fittingly unruly patchwork distillation of a messy, self-destructive life. Romanticism and myth have been cast aside. A tidy documentary would only be possible about a less talented, less tormented artist.
August 21, 2015
Every aspect of the intensely private man's life is laid bare in a way that straddles the line between celebratory and mercenary.
July 31, 2015
Each interviewee provides a piece to the puzzle, augmented by 8mm home movies of Kurt's youth, and personal, intimate footage of Kurt and Courtney on a heroin-infused six-month break from the band.
June 20, 2015
Outside of the artist and his persona, the music remains stirring in its headbanging glory.
June 9, 2015
Morgen's lacerating collage swirls stock footage, animated interludes and brilliantly edited music cues into a slippery, impressionistic rendering, pitched at the wail of a soul in agony.
May 25, 2015
An intimate portrait of Kurt Cobain that allows us to see him as a person rather than a celebrity. [full review in Spanish]
May 25, 2015
The film succeeds in avoiding morbidity, offering instead a dissection of the artistic mind. [full review in Spanish]
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