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Based on 9 Reviews
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  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The eyewitness testimony of dozens of punk-era survivors and hotel denizens has a disorienting effect, and everyone gets sidetracked, though the colorful anecdotes are priceless. show more

  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Ultimately, there's not enough material to sustain a feature-length film, and the sloppy editing, cheesy re-enactments and cheap graphics don't exactly make for compelling viewing. show more

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Fails as a detective story, but it does offer an entertaining look at the punk scene in the 1970s. show more

  • 40

    For an exposé very little is actually revealed, but as a neon-lit trawl through '70s New York, it's worth a look. show more

  • 20
    David Fear Time Out New York

    Simply casting doubts isn't the same as making a compelling counterargument-or crafting a coherent film. show more

  • 83
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The film offers evidence that Vicious spent the entire night out cold on barbiturates. It plants resonant doubts. show more

  • 30
    Nick Pinkerton Village Voice

    An unnecessary retelling of rock's dingiest "legend"--ever get the feeling you've been cheated? show more

  • 30
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    An unruly mash-up of terrific anecdotes and terrible teeth, grainy film and garish memories, Who Killed Nancy? cares less about investigating a death than about vindicating an accused killer. show more

  • 30
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Despite the presence of Glen Matlock, Steve Dior and a handful of other punk rockers, plus a slew of oblique eyewitness who lurked around before and after the fact, the documentary soon bogs down in tiresome minutiae. show more

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