• American Hardcore (2006)

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American Hardcore

Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: February 20th, 2007

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Paul Rachman recalls the 1980s American punk-rock movement. The retrospective features interviews and performance footage with such bands as Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Bad Brains, Jerry's Kids, Gang Green, Poison Idea, Flipper and SS Decontrol.

Director: Paul Rachman

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: EnVision Films

Keywords: 1980s, Friend, Gritty, Los Angeles, Rise, New York City, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Messed up as it is, you can't tear your eyes away from this explosion of brutal sounds and images. show more

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    A first-rate documentary on this subgenre of punk rock, which flourished roughly between 1982 and 1986 as an anarchistic response to Ronald Reagan and the disco era. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    Exhaustive and at turns exhausting. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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