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Based on 28 Reviews
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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A kickass documentary. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Above all, it makes one thing clear: This group was wickedly funny. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    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. show more

  • 88
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    This time around, Julien Temple gets it right. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It's just twice as much as we need to know about the Sex Pistols. show more

  • 85
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    There are only a handful of great music documentaries ... but Temple's film deserves a place in the canon. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 88
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    The concerts are hypnotic, the music is swell, and the entire package moves along at just the right pace. show more

  • 88
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    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. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    If nothing else, The Filth and the Fury is a searing, forceful, entertainingly biased reminder only that the English group mattered - as musicians and as anti-social curs. show more

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