The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead

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The history of the British punk band.

Cast & Crew

Captain Sensible
Himself
Brian James
Himself
Lemmy
Himself
Ian MacKaye
Himself
Jesse Hughes
Himself
Wes Orshoski
Screenwriter
Wes Orshoski
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Critic Reviews for The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead

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  • Wes Orshoski's punkumentary The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead makes a good stab (key Damned word) at imposing a linear narrative, but their story is just too messed up.

    November 9, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Blistering, hilarious, and terrifically neat, neat, neat.

    May 17, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Director Wes Orshoski, who previously co-directed a laudatory 2010 profile of Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, builds a solid case for the band's historic importance in this funny, fast-moving, fan-friendly documentary.

    May 17, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The U.K.'s oldest extant punk band gets a suitably entertaining, fractious documentary tribute.

    March 26, 2015 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

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  • Finally there exists a beautiful top-to-bottom documentary about the incendiary rock 'n' roll band that recorded the first Punk single ("New Rose") in 1976, and went on to keep reinventing themselves five decades over.

    June 2, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • There are a lot of great stories in here, the fruit of long years of partying hard, and they ensure that the film is entertaining, but they also allow it to skim over other subjects.

    May 26, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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