Kurt and Courtney
Kurt and Courtney (1998)

British documentarian Nick Broomfield follows his lurid profiles of serial killer Aileen Wournos and Beverly Hills madam Heidi Fleiss with this inept chronicle of the life and death of rock star Kurt Cobain and his harpy wife, Courtney… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 10, 2001
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Our culture has notoriously short attention spans and memories, but Kurt and Courtney goes a long way toward undoing the meticulous public relations campaign that Love has orchestrated in an effort to whitewash her tarnished image.

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David Bianculli
New York Daily News

We do get a strong sense that Love is a loose cannon with a short fuse. But in a freewheeling documentary about a drug-addled rock-star couple that hardly qualifies as a news flash.

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Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Simply put, the guerrilla filmmaker gives great dish.

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Daphne Merkin
New Yorker

The true circumstances of Cobain's death remain cloudy, but one comes away from the film unnerved by the distance travelled.

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Michele Greppi
New York Post

It would be one mondo bizarro freak show but for the participation of some who clearly cared for the troubled young Cobain.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Broomfield has always employed a blend of charm and innocence to expose the frailties of his subjects. But here that tactic somewhat backfires.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Kurt and Courtney is an entertaining swim through the muck of the rock underworld. But as journalism, it's an utterly sloppy piece of work.

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Greg Kot
Chicago Tribune

We're left with only one credible impression of Courtney Love: That she is incredibly ambitious. What a shock!

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Leah Rozen
People Magazine

The movie isn't so much about Kurt or Courtney as it is about shabby lives in the shadow of fame.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Interesting documentary on Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain, Nick Broomfield documents his life by interviewing the people who knew him. Broomfield also tries to… More
Lady D'arbanville
Nick Broomfield, controversially creates the documentary that many others have previously tried to do, looking into the many conspiracy theories surrounding the… More
KJ Proulx
This film tries to be far too informational, but comes off as pure hilarity due to the fact that the director has no contacts that are prepared to speak or any… More
Curtis Lilly
Uh. It makes me wonder, I suppose.
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one star
Mike T.
I can't believe this film even got to be shown to people. Incompetent director Broomfield chisels a conspiracy theory into what it really is: complete and… More

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