The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson (2015)




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This film confronts our worst nightmares of impending death, confounding expectations and turning them upside down. It tells the extraordinary, yet universal story of legendary musician Wilko Johnson, who diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer and given a few months to live, managed to accept his fate with uplifting positivity and defy the death sentence handed down to him.


Critic Reviews for The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Part biopic, part arty collage film, part scenic ramble through the great guitarist's synaptic labyrinth.

July 13, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a strange, thought-provoking tale.

November 21, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

For fans of a type of extended visual spirituality threaded with a philosophy of mild nihilism and hope, it is recommended.

July 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Johnson is a modern-day renaissance man who'll be quoting William Blake one moment and belting out some R&B with Roger Daltrey the next.

July 23, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Talking to Temple, Johnson seems like a man whose eyes have been opened for the first time, finally relishing the experience of life on Earth.

July 19, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a film that constantly brings us to the brink of revelation but pulls up some way short, be it through the rather indifferent shooting style, the sometimes unilluminating choice of clips and illustration.

July 17, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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