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Working Class Boy (2018)

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Instead, this feels like a feature-length edition of Who Do You Think You Are? as Barnes revisits his childhood homes and recounts episodes in his life when he witnessed domestic violence, extreme poverty and severe alcoholism.

November 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There's a matter-of-fact way that Barnes recounts stories of violence, alcoholism, abandonment and attempted sexual abuse that defined his youth that leave you reeling.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Because this is a movie about a rock star, not a book, we need a performance. Well, every song Barnes does for this film is worth the price of entry.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Never mind all the hits, never mind the brilliance as a singer of soul, blues and ballads, apart from rock; the man has enormous reserves of strength. That's so attractive on screen: he has survived.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

...rips the top off the myth of the hard-boozing Aussie rocker to show the pain and trauma underneath.

August 28, 2018 | Full Review…

A raw and uncomfortably honest self-portrait that is often terribly sad and moving...As far as tributes go, this definitely is a worthy one, driven by the values of survival, persistence and hope.

August 24, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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