Punk's Not Dead
Punk's Not Dead (2007)

Director Susan Dynner traces punk-rock from its underground beginnings through its eventual mainstream acceptance in an attempt to prove the case stated in the title. Featuring interviews with such punk luminaries as Henry Rollins and Jello… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 8, 2008
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

Even the title sounds like a hardheaded comeback to a proclamation nobody made.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The movie covers a lot of time and territory, and some of its questions are great ones. (The biggest, for true punks: Is getting a big record deal a sign of ultimate success, or final defeat?)

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

Punk's Not Dead is more than a nostalgia trip. Rather than just capturing what punk sounds like, Dynner shows us what it feels like, what punk really means -- present tense.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Susan Dynner's documentary about the past 30 years of punk music doesn't exactly break any new ground. But it does offer an entertaining overview that is leavened with humorous philosophical digressions.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

About as in-your-face and raggedy as its subject, Dynner's film is really less of a history than a psychological profile, rooting around for the meat of what makes punk so resilient, cross-generational and communal.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Filmmaker Susan Dynner finally turns in the punk music documentary we all deserve, and one that punks can finally relate to.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Poor punk. Such a bundle of complexes, most of them encapsulated in the needlessly defensive title of Susan Dynner's documentary Punk's Not Dead.

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David Fear
Time Out

Play this movie loud. Really loud.

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Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Dynner delights in presenting a wealth of contrasting testimonies, and has no intention of delivering a judgment on any of it.

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