The Punk Singer Reviews

June 9, 2017
It is a love letter to Kathleen Hanna, to feminism, and to the fans, but it's also just a damn good movie.
December 13, 2013
It's the music, though, including a wealth of galvanic performance footage from the Bikinis, particularly, that really makes this worth seeing. It's killer stuff indeed.
December 13, 2013
It is not the most subtly layered documentary I've ever seen, but these days it's no longer verboten to take a stance in docs. And there is so much to be admired about Hanna.
December 12, 2013
The way Hanna burst onto the scene is just as interesting as how she faded from it.
December 12, 2013
The movie succeeds as a punk chronicle by focusing on a true believer who was lionized by many but who turned out to be only human.
December 5, 2013
"The Punk Singer" is a revealing look at Hanna's life, who throughout the film is willing to speak out about her struggles and triumphs in an open and honest way.
December 5, 2013
Where are the riot-grrrls of today? Take your daughters to the movie, then ask them.
Top Critic
November 28, 2013
At its best, The Punk Singer tells the story of one pivotal life in a whole movement.
November 28, 2013
Extensive interviews with Hanna then and now are included, along with band mates, friends, mentors and several different critics and journalists.
November 28, 2013
Ms. Hanna and her message of empowerment are disappointingly translated very nearly into a cult of personality in this film's idolizing portrayal.