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  • Summary: Dig! is a feature-length documentary shot over seven years about musicians Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Courtney Taylor, head of the Dandy Warhols, star crossed friends and bitter rivals. (Palm Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Joel Selvin
    100
    Remarkable rockumentary.
  2. Reviewed by: Steve O'Hagan
    100
    A vibrant and vivid documentary masterwork, DiG! will have you celebrating independent filmmaking while lamenting the state of independent music-making.
  3. Reviewed by: James Barber
    90
    The movie has become a kind of highway-safety film for the rock community.
  4. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    80
    It's like a spectacular roadside accident: you can't turn away.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    It's a fascinating film that manages to touch on subjects as diverse as mental illness and what's wrong with the record industry, set to brilliant music by the one of the best bands you've probably never heard.
  6. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    30
    Ultimately undermined by the fact that the two rock bands Timoner chose to focus on -- the Brian Jonestown Massacre and the Dandy Warhols -- simply don't matter as much as she thinks they do.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. MojoP.
    Sep 4, 2006
    10
    Funny, fun, amazing music, and most of all, it's inspirational and teaches you a lot about the music industry and how to make it and how to fail. It was an adventure through and through and at no point did it get slow or boring. Plus the music was fantastic. Although it was a bit of a Springeresque portrayal of the Massacre, it wasn't overly innacurate either. A mad fun flick to watch any given night. Rent it! Expand
  2. Jan 15, 2014
    6
    Yeah, baby... except, the "stalking" behavior of the "insane" outcast musician Anton Newcombe seems blown out of proportion and played up, even by Newcombe, but especially by the Dandies, for effect. As a documentary and a party movie the scheme works... Most intriguing of all is Zia McCabe's admission of "paying for all of the coke" that funded the Dandy Warhols' collective musical inspiration - when it seems that the Brian Jonestown Massacre's decline is blamed on drug use?! Hypocritical at best. Expand

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