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  • Summary: An English documentary by Julien Temple which details the short but tempestuous life of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols from the perspective of the band members themselves, unlike the 20-year-old Temple film "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle" which focuses instead on the perspective of Malcolm McLaren, the band's controversial manager. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
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  1. A great, searching, incendiary chronicle of the Sex Pistols, the razor-hearted visionaries of punk anarchy.
  2. 90
    A kickass documentary.
  3. 88
    To see this film's footage from the '70s is to see the beginning of much of pop and fashion iconography for the next two decades.
  4. The Sex Pistols themselves were bloody magnificent.
  5. 75
    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.
  6. It's just twice as much as we need to know about the Sex Pistols.

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