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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

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  1. Oct 21, 2013
    10
    I was lucky to be there to hear the 5 in their heyday. I had always hoped to see it and now I have and it is everything I had hope it would be. Inspiring, touching, sad, but ultimately satisfying. If you are a true fan or just curious about this force called the MC5, you have got to seek out and see this documentary. The producers did a near perfect job and I wish I could thank them personally. Incredible! Expand
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
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  1. 88
    MC5 is everything a rockumentary should be and usually isn't. Then again, MC5 was everything a rock band should be and usually isn't.
  2. Reviewed by: Joel Selvin
    75
    The film is a touching, detailed portrait of an important and often overlooked band. Filmmaker David C. Thomas has done a wonderful job of stitching his filmed interviews together with the extensive vintage footage he scrounged.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    Draws on extensive archival materials to etch an absorbing portrait of a singular counterculture mini-phenom that will be manna to music fans.