Very Extremely Dangerous (2012)

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A profile of outlaw rockabilly musician Jerry McGill, whose early reputation as a key figure in the Memphis music scene was soon overshadowed by his penchant for drugs and crime. Now, as McGill attempts a late-career comeback after being diagnosed with lung cancer at age 70, filmmaker Paul Duane charts his progress.

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This harrowing documentary might be described as 'Grey Gardens' on the highway to hell -- it's a portrait of an ornery rockabilly old-timer-on-the-edge that is as funny as it is frightening and as compassionate as it is shocking.

Dec 18, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Tragic yet hilarious, it's like watching Hunter S. Thompson's bucket list.

Oct 28, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Featuring effective, swampy music and an often-exasperated voice-over by the director, this rough-hewn picture appears beamed in from an era when rock stars were still allowed to be reprobates.

Oct 20, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Can such a lost soul ever be redeemed? Duane skilfully leaves it to the end to suggest an answer. This is eerily watchable ...

Oct 17, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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