Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    88
    This might be the only documentary that will appeal to punks and Mormons alike.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    You're left with the bewilderment and joy on Kane's face as he plays the old songs, and the sense of ghosts just behind his back.
  3. 83
    So rich, moving and surprising that a familiar story starts to feel new again. The details, the personalities and the final twist grab you until you're left truly shaken and inspired.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. ChristopherJ.
    Mar 17, 2007
    7
    An interesting film, especially for the LDS community. I was excited to see how the faded rock star would react to a temporary resurrection An interesting film, especially for the LDS community. I was excited to see how the faded rock star would react to a temporary resurrection of his old, gaudy culture. I wasn't blown away, but I was satisfied. Full Review »
  2. NancyW.
    Mar 4, 2007
    10
    Truth is stranger than fiction. Fame at a young age has come to many a musician, only to have drugs and alcohol take down the band. Not many Truth is stranger than fiction. Fame at a young age has come to many a musician, only to have drugs and alcohol take down the band. Not many get a 2nd chance for musical redemption. And many who got lost along the way never find their way. I was very touched by this documentary. I was a Dolls fan but never knew what became of them, other than the obvious David Johanssen. Rent this for sure! Full Review »
  3. KevinS.
    Apr 18, 2006
    9
    An absolutely wonderful movie. A wildly delightul combination of rock and roll and the Mormon church. The story is marvelously stranger than fiction.