|Fine Line Features | Release Date: April 7, 2000||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
A kickass documentary.
The concerts are hypnotic, the music is swell, and the entire package moves along at just the right pace.
This bizarre, original and brilliantly crafted documentary about the Sex Pistols is funny and at times moving -- despite all the ugliness and stupidity it depicts.
This is a warts 'n' all portrayal - there's no dodging the feelings of both disgust and amusement.
There are only a handful of great music documentaries ... but Temple's film deserves a place in the canon.
The electrifying jolt that they gave to a moribund music scene, and British society in particular, is still riveting to watch.
Irritates in the early going when many of the current-day interviews are so intentionally underlighted that we can't see what the group members look like.
An absorbing glimpse not only at the phenomenon of punk rock but also at British social history and the rock star mystique.
It's just as voyeuristically enjoyable as those VH-1 has-been bios but without the soft-focus star shots and with far more edge, energy and originality.
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