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New York Doll (2005)



Critic Consensus: Arthur Kane is a fascinating subject in what ultimately proves to be a touching, bittersweet documentary.

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A recovering alcoholic and converted Mormon, Arthur "Killer" Kane, reunites with his old band, the New York Dolls, after 30 years.

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Critic Reviews for New York Doll

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (17)

The Doll in the title of the fine, touching documentary New York Doll is far from a supermodel.

December 8, 2006 | Rating: 3/4
Detroit Free Press
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New York Doll is still a revelation, and a fine companion piece to End of the Century, the edgier and uglier history of another post-Dolls band, The Ramones.

January 6, 2006 | Rating: 4/5
Orlando Sentinel
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The late Johnny Thunders didn't write You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory until after the Dolls had broken up, but this lovely little heartbreaker of a movie takes the sentiment as its own.

January 6, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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[A] respectful and subtle look at the difference faith can make in one's life.

November 23, 2005 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Dallas Morning News
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Becomes a lovely portrait of a man coming back to himself, without forgetting what else he's become.

November 18, 2005 | Rating: 4/4
Seattle Times
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As the credits roll, New York Doll transforms from a puff piece about an aging rock star into a moving rumination on a man's final grasp for redemption.

November 3, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Arizona Republic
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Audience Reviews for New York Doll

Fantastic doc on Arthur 'Killer' Kane, the bassist for the New York Dolls. If you like documentaries and/or the Dolls, this is one for you.

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