Lemmy
Lemmy (2011)

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,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

This parade of admiration is almost as exhausting as the experience of a Motörhead concert

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Andy Webster
New York Times

A diverting if hagiographic documentary with an unprintable subtitle.

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Matt Pais
Metromix.com

A bitchingly awesome doc that suggests its fantastic title isn't even true.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

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.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles 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.

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

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.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

It's a quietly witty film, much like the dude himself.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
I didn't learn that much from this documentary about Lemmy but I still found it very entertaining. Lemmy is so unbelievably cool that he is just very easy… More
Wu Chouin
Intriguing doc that follows the life and career of the godfather of heavy metal, Lemmy.
Alex roy
Being a fan of Motorhead, I very much enjoyed this portrait of the legendary frontman Lemmy Kilimister, quite possibly the most bad assed rock n roller that… More
Adam M.
Brilliant documentary about the Motorhead legend. If you're a fan of the rock/metal scene in any way then you will have heard of Motorhead. Most probably… More