Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Mar 1, 2011
    80
    It's a quietly witty film, much like the dude himself.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Mar 1, 2011
    80
    Fun for fans and a healthy primer for those previously unaware, the film's overall air of fawning worship makes it feel softer than befits such a gruff, roguish figure.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Mar 1, 2011
    78
    Ultimately, Lemmy is a lesson in artistic stoicism and the possibility of growing old gracefully within the confines of an art form that almost always rewards youth and punishes (or, worse, forgets) anyone over 30.
  4. Reviewed by: Ian Buckwalter
    Mar 1, 2011
    70
    Lemmy gives the filmmakers enough time and candid access to create a profile of the man that goes deeper than just the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll - even though in Lemmy's case, there's enough of a surplus of all three to power multiple documentaries.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Keizer
    Mar 1, 2011
    60
    For the most part, Olliver and Orshoski are smart enough to allow Lemmy's unique personality to come to them, as opposed to pushing a case for it.
  6. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Mar 1, 2011
    60
    Diverting if hagiographic documentary with an unprintable subtitle.
  7. 50
    This parade of admiration is almost as exhausting as the experience of a Motörhead concert.
  8. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    Mar 1, 2011
    50
    Devotees of Motorhead frontman/certifiable rock icon Lemmy Kilmister will be in heaven watching this gushing love letter to the man who straddles rock subgenres, but anyone who's not already a fan will cry for mercy long before the nearly two-hour film ends.

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