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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 ofAn 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. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. A great, searching, incendiary chronicle of the Sex Pistols, the razor-hearted visionaries of punk anarchy.
  2. 88
    The concerts are hypnotic, the music is swell, and the entire package moves along at just the right pace.
  3. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    80
    Stays with you, though, not because of its political content, but because of the unexpected emotional punch that's thrown near the end.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    80
    This loud and exhilarating documentary from director Julien Temple brings it all back in a vitriolic spray of spite, spittle and raw rock and roll that still hits like a heart attack.
  5. Efficiently and imaginatively directed.
  6. It's just twice as much as we need to know about the Sex Pistols.

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