The Filth and the Fury
The Filth and the Fury (2000)

Although their career lasted a bit less than two years, few rock bands have made a more dramatic impact than the Sex Pistols, who quickly rose to international infamy as the best-known British punk band, then fell apart shortly after their… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 10, 2000
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Best for older teens, especially Sex Pistols fans.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

A stylish, and engrossing look at the brief punk error.

Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine

A dazzling and challenging film, fully seizing the opportunity to make a documentary film burst with vitality.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"The Filth and the Fury" is the first punk rock documentary to lay out, in an editorial style, a thorough linear account of the last major musical movement of the twentieth century by way of that genre's fiercest example.

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Jon Niccum
Pitch.com

Unlike most rock documentaries that rely on abundant concert imagery and studio outtakes, Filth is less concerned with the music than the setting that produced it.

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Gary Mairs
culturevulture.net

One can pay it no greater compliment than to say that it is worthy of its subject.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Loaded with great music and classic Sex Pistols moments.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Temple's repetitive style grows tiresome.

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David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Never mind the bollocks, this 'Pistols doc is the real deal.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
A flashy collage about the rise and fall of the sex pistols, the band that epitomized and nearly destroyed punk rock. Told in their own angry and uncompromising… More
Anthony Valletta
If you want to know what punk rock is all about, this is a must see.
Anthony Lawrie
Julien Temple is a great music documentarian. This is one of my favourite documentaries but I guess you have to like the pistols to really get into it!
John Ballantine
Ha ha! Another band movie so another poor rating from me? Not this time. Julien Temple does a very good job here of bringing the Sex Pistols to life. A burning… More