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Over four decades, Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister has registered an immeasurable impact on music history. Nearly 65, he remains the living embodiment of the rock and roll lifestyle, and this feature-length documentary tells his story, one of a hard-living rock icon who continues to enjoy the life of a man half his age. Shot on a combination of High Definition and Super 16mm film, "Lemmy" includes interviews with friends, family, bandmates past and present and such admirers/peers as Metallica, Slash, Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters), Ozzy Osbourne, Peter Hook (Joy Division/New… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This parade of admiration is almost as exhausting as the experience of a Motörhead concert"
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"A diverting if hagiographic documentary with an unprintable subtitle."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"A bitchingly awesome doc that suggests its fantastic title isn't even true."
‑ Matt Pais, Metromix.com
"One of the most thorough and entertaining rock & roll documentaries since Ondi Timoner's Dig!"
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Enjoyable documentary that should appeal to metalheads and non-metalheads alike, with Lemmy proving an engaging and likeable subject..."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"This 65-year-old gentleman with the distinctive facial hair and penchant for Nazi memorabilia is not only a certifiable rock god, he's also one of the most thoughtful fellas you'll ever find grinding our mega-decibels on a bass guitar."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"Fun for fans and a healthy primer for those previously unaware, the film's overall air of fawning worship makes it feel softer than befits such a gruff, roguish figure."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"For the most part, Olliver and Orshoski are smart enough to allow Lemmy's unique personality to come to them, as opposed to pushing a case for it."
‑ Mark Keizer, Boxoffice Magazine
"Most rock stars probably wouldn't appreciate a documentary that exploits their personality for laughs, but the great thing about Lemmy is that he's in on the joke."
‑ Jason Zingale, Bullz-Eye.com
"Stuffed to the brim with compliments from tattooed rock stars as well as fascinating insights into musical technique and even how boots are made from his own designs..."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Post
"It's a quietly witty film, much like the dude himself."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Devotees of Lemmy Kilmister will be in heaven watching this gushing love letter to the man who straddles rock subgenres, but anyone who's not already a fan will cry for mercy long before the nearly two-hour film ends."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"Irony rears its head offstage in this wag the dog approach to reverential moviemaking. And for those who aren't into Lemmy or haven't a clue, there's a very different movie, however unintentional, to peculiarly savor."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"An entertaining portrait of a seemingly indestructible figure (he was born in 1945) still treading the boards night after night."
‑ , Radio Times
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