We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005)



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This documentary chronicles the ground breaking, early 80s punk rock band, The Minutemen, from their humble beginnings in the harbor town of San Pedro, Calif., to their tragic and untimely demise when lead singer and guitarist D. Boon was killed in a van accident in December of 1985.
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Critic Reviews for We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

For people who are Minutemen fans and movie buffs, We Jam Econo is kind of a mixed blessing.

September 25, 2005
AV Club
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This is an insider's tour -- the uninitiated are, frankly, not likely to be converted.

Full Review… | August 26, 2005
New York Daily News
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The spiky documentary in their honor keeps alive the echoes of their slapdash, Smithsonian-worthy sound.

Full Review… | August 25, 2005
New York Times
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It's refreshing to see a doc in which the biggest boldfaced name is Flea, who gushes over Watt and Boon's reluctance to tune their instruments.

Full Review… | August 23, 2005
Village Voice
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The filmmakers have assembled a remarkable cast of voices, including Henry Rollins, Flea, Ian MacKaye, Thurston Moore, Richard Hell, J Mascis, critic Richard Meltzer, and Watt's mom.

Full Review… | July 8, 2005
Boston Globe
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The Minutemen were influential then and now, and We Jam Econo is a valentine to the band and D. Boon's memory. They're immortal now, and that's as it should be.

Full Review… | June 3, 2005
Seattle Times
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Audience Reviews for We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen

Really good documentary, even if you are not into their music. A lot of great interviews with interesting people.

Sean Gillespie
Sean Gillespie

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I think I'd make a pretty good D. Boon for a halloween Minuteman tribute band. As soon as find someone who can grow a haircut like George Hurley, I'll get to work.

Brian Klovski
Brian Klovski

I never knew of The Minutemen sound before the viewing, now I can't forget it. The film delivers their essence.


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