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From the production team behind the Oscar winning Searching for Sugar Man comes We Are X, a transcendent rock & roll story about X Japan, the world's biggest and most successful band you've never heard of...yet. Under the enigmatic direction of drummer, pianist, composer, and producer Yoshiki, X Japan has sold over 30 million singles and albums combined--captivating such a wide range of admirers as Sir George Martin, KISS, Stan Lee, and even the Japanese Emperor--and pioneered a spectacle-driven style of visual rock, creating a one-of-a-kind cultural phenomenon. Chronicling the band's exhilarating, tumultuous and unimaginable history over the past three decades--persevering through personal, physical and spiritual heartache--the film culminates with preparations for their breathtaking reunion concert at New York's legendary Madison Square Garden. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man), We Are X is an astonishingly intimate portrait of a deeply haunted--but truly unstoppable--virtuoso and the music that has enthralled legions of the world's most devoted fans.

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  • Good anecdotes - but the film's willingness to indulge the band's rampant self-mythologising can get tiresome.

    Feb 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Watchable and interesting - if a tad worshipful ...

    Feb 24, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Andrew Pulver

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  • When it comes to chronicling their accomplishments on film, all they have to show for themselves is 90 flashy minutes' worth of rockumentary clichés.

    Nov 11, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Even if you don't care for the band, Kijak's exuberant style which mirrors the music might win you over.

    Nov 7, 2016 | Full Review…
  • This high-intensity group - resplendent in the plumage of a Sunset Strip hair band, and playing a kind of prog-metal - delivers the goods. In any language.

    Nov 3, 2016 | Full Review…
  • A maddeningly vague primer.

    Nov 2, 2016 | Full Review…

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