Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
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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. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    Unearths the expected footage from the crypt -- including a hilarious live video of the band arguing onstage over what to play next. The anecdotes are pungent and revelatory.
  3. A documentary that digs deep inside this most revolutionary and tortured of punk quartets, it's hard not to feel that the Ramones, who never had a hit record, were the greatest band in 50 years to be stonewalled out of success.
  4. 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.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  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. Full Review »