What We Do Is Secret

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  • Summary: This captivating story captures the explosive and tumultuous life of Darby Crash, the seminal singer and songwriter of The Germs. Driven by drugs, music, and rebellion, The Germs became a vehicle that virtually launched punk rock in the United States. (Vision Films)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. 80
    These actors and many more make What We Do Is Secret an absolute blast to watch and they do an undeniably perfect job of recreating this notorious scene.
  2. 75
    The aptly-named Crash is played to a tee by West; in fact, his performance was so believable that he's currently on tour with the reformed Germs as the lead singer.
  3. Ex-Germs infect biopic with punk authenticity
  4. 58
    The movie is exciting at times, moving at times, and watchable throughout, but fans of The Germs and L.A. punk may start to pine for what's missing around the time Michele Hicks shows up.
  5. The movie offers too little of Crash's justly revered lyricism and too much of his self-mutilation and manufactured chaos.
  6. 50
    Shane West does a pretty impressive impersonation of the on-stage antics of Darby Crash...Unfortunately, little else in this clunky, half-baked biopic rings very true.
  7. 20
    The worst kind of bastard adaptation, Secret subtracts without adding.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. CandaceT.
    Dec 29, 2008
    10
    this film stays so true to the story and really makes the audiance feel like they are apart of the circle too. Shane West does a hands down this film stays so true to the story and really makes the audiance feel like they are apart of the circle too. Shane West does a hands down amazing job as Darby Expand
  2. MariaL.
    Aug 16, 2008
    10
    Awesome Movie!! Must See. I felt like I was there during the origins of punk rock!! Shane West is hot.
  3. JW.W.
    Aug 17, 2008
    10
    I recommend the film for both nostalgic and young audiences alike to sneak a peek into the rise of hardcore punk in LA. "Fast forward 29 I recommend the film for both nostalgic and young audiences alike to sneak a peek into the rise of hardcore punk in LA. "Fast forward 29 years. Crash, the infamous Germs singer, has been dead longer than he ever lived, but his mystique lives on in a new movie by Rodger Grossman" --Denise Hamilton Expand
  4. JesseE.
    Aug 7, 2008
    9
    I had a great time with this film! I thought the use of documentary / rockumentary style was effective and persuasive. This is a story that I had a great time with this film! I thought the use of documentary / rockumentary style was effective and persuasive. This is a story that I'd never heard of prior to me seeing it, and I couldn't believe that it has had such an impact!? I thought the way in which the story was executed was particularly intriguing, because it was played up in certain moments and played down in others, but in an atypical and refreshing way. I love it when a film can introduce me into a different scene - would recommend! Expand
  5. GP
    Aug 16, 2008
    8
    It's refreshing to see a movie that accurately depicts the punk scene. Also, Shane West's performance is superb!

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