Lemmy Reviews

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February 27, 2019
Lemmy is a fascinating, slightly overlong, almost-warts-and-all documentary about Motörhead's bassist/lead singer.
October 8, 2018
At times, the film smartly uses subtitles he is so hard to understand, but the whole movie could use them. However, these are small quibbles for a film that if you"re a longtime Lemmy fan, makes you feel great about having placed your faith in his hands.
October 8, 2018
While the film delights in bringing insight into the man's more private moments, it successfully reveals him to also be tremendously popular, both as an influence and a friend.
August 9, 2017
Even if you're not a fan of Motorhead, or heavy metal for that matter, [Lemmy] will be enjoyable because so much of it has the rhythm and timing of comedy.
February 23, 2012
Crisply cut package shrewdly eschews the linear approach. Viewers are given a good look at Kilmister at home and on the road with Motorhead before segs covering his 45-year career are smoothly woven into the framework
February 26, 2011
February 18, 2011
This parade of admiration is almost as exhausting as the experience of a Motrhead concert
February 8, 2011
A bitchingly awesome doc that suggests its fantastic title isn't even true.
February 3, 2011
This 65-year-old gentleman with the distinctive facial hair and penchant for Nazi memorabilia is not only a certifiable rock god, he's also one of the most thoughtful fellas you'll ever find grinding our mega-decibels on a bass guitar.
January 28, 2011
For the most part, Olliver and Orshoski are smart enough to allow Lemmy's unique personality to come to them, as opposed to pushing a case for it.
January 26, 2011
It's a quietly witty film, much like the dude himself.
January 24, 2011
Irony rears its head offstage in this wag the dog approach to reverential moviemaking. And for those who aren't into Lemmy or haven't a clue, there's a very different movie, however unintentional, to peculiarly savor.
January 22, 2011
With its limited run time, Lemmy: In His Own Words was never going to present a definitive account of the musician's rise and reign as heavy rock's fruity uncle-in-chief. Instead it offered a series of beguiling snapshots.
January 22, 2011
Wes Orshoski and Greg Olliver's film clearly is fan-made, but the testimonials they collect are wide-ranging enough, and their firsthand material entertaining enough, to convey the subject's appeal to audiences beyond the metal crowd.
January 21, 2011
One of the most thorough and entertaining rock & roll documentaries since Ondi Timoner's Dig!
January 20, 2011
A diverting if hagiographic documentary with an unprintable subtitle.
January 20, 2011
Fun for fans and a healthy primer for those previously unaware, the film's overall air of fawning worship makes it feel softer than befits such a gruff, roguish figure.
January 20, 2011
Devotees of Lemmy Kilmister will be in heaven watching this gushing love letter to the man who straddles rock subgenres, but anyone who's not already a fan will cry for mercy long before the nearly two-hour film ends.
January 19, 2011
Most rock stars probably wouldn't appreciate a documentary that exploits their personality for laughs, but the great thing about Lemmy is that he's in on the joke.
January 14, 2011
Lemmy gives the filmmakers enough time and candid access to create a profile of the man that goes deeper than just the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll - even though in Lemmy's case, there's enough of a surplus of all three to power multiple documentaries.
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