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  • Summary: This documentary look at the Ramones traces the history of the band, from its unlikely origins, through its star-crossed career, bitter demise and the sad fates of Joey and Dee Dee. End of the Century is a vibrant, candid document of one of the most influential groups in the history of rock.This documentary look at the Ramones traces the history of the band, from its unlikely origins, through its star-crossed career, bitter demise and the sad fates of Joey and Dee Dee. End of the Century is a vibrant, candid document of one of the most influential groups in the history of rock. (Magnolia Pictures) Expand
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  1. 89
    You can't help but feel conflicted watching this superb documentary about the seminal New York-based punk rock vanguard, the Ramones.
  2. 83
    If you feel, like me, kinship with this essential building block of music, you owe it to yourself -- and to the Ramones -- to see this film.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    80
    The interviews with band members, managers, friends and peer fans confirm not only how influential, but how beloved the Ramones were.
  4. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    75
    It makes for a compelling story and some thrilling music.
  5. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    75
    Details the group's raucous history with humor and a minimum of hero worship.
  6. 70
    Though occasionally repetitive, Gramaglia and Fields' admirably evenhanded documentary gives the Ramones the respect they deserve: Fans will be grateful and the uninitiated should listen and learn.
  7. Reviewed by: Bill White
    50
    A 108-minute film of a two-minute song.

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  1. RobB.
    Feb 22, 2006
    9
    Exceptional music documentary that was a hell of a long time comming. You'll laugh, you'll cry. I mean that too, as a hardened Exceptional music documentary that was a hell of a long time comming. You'll laugh, you'll cry. I mean that too, as a hardened 'Mones fan, I had a few tears. There isnt much worth knowing that isnt covered here. They even manage to get some honestly touching moments out of Johnny. They were the Jesus Christ of the modern music world they truely took one for the team. All lovers of music have to see this film. Expand

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