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  • Summary: Lech Kowalski's 2003 documentary feature about the life and times of Ramones bassist and all-star burnout Dee Dee Ramone (1952-2002) is a fascinating character study of a punk rock legend who never grew up. (Two Boots Pioneer Theater)
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 70
    A rueful, reflective companion piece to "Born to Lose."
  2. 63
    Essentially an hour-long monologue, but this talking head is so engaging that you can't blame director Lech Kowalski's camera for not wanting to stray from the late Dee Dee Ramone's party-ravaged face.
  3. The result, while slight, is a poignant portrait of one of New York's all-star outlaws.
  4. 60
    On a dark set, between strums and archival clips, this master raconteur exudes his own brand of obnoxious charm, the kind that can only be possessed, never imitated.
  5. 50
    Spare, rough around the edges and unsentimentally melancholy.
  6. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    40
    The film ultimately fails to satisfy because of the limitations of both the format and subject.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4