Ex Drummer
Ex Drummer (2011)

A hapless amateur rock band thinks they've found the key to success only to find their plan has sunk them even deeper into well-deserved obscurity in this confrontational comedy-drama. The Feminists are a going-nowhere punk rock band… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 4, 2011
DVD Release Date: April 20, 2010
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Hale
New York Times

The visual dexterity exhibited by Mr. Mortier, in his feature debut, and his cinematographer, Glynn Speeckaert, may keep you watching if not necessarily involved.

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Jay Weissberg

Signaling a new low in post-modern smug superiority, Ex Drummer tries to pass off contempt as comedy and slanted lensing as creativity.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

Hard to watch, and even harder to enjoy unless the music and almost pathological eccentricity takes your fancy.

Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice

The flashy adaptation of the book by aging Belgian provocateur Herman Brusselmans is as systematically offensive and boisterously vulgar as its degenerate punk protagonists. Or at least that's the aim.

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Chris Norris
Film Comment Magazine

One of the film's greatest strengths is its rendering of punk's style, sound, and seedy milieu, showing in explicit detail how lost souls might redeem themselves in one explosive half-hour in the spotlight.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

Women, gays and old people get a pretty rough ride, though given the film's minuscule target audience it shouldn't really bother them.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

A thoroughly offensive and often hilarious punk requiem about rape, murder, violence, kinky sex, drugs, destruction, bad manners and rock 'n' roll -- not necessarily in that order.

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Mariko McDonald
Film Threat

One of those rare films that still manages to haunt you long after you leave the theatre, for people who like that kind of thing.

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)

A violent and self-conscious exercise in punk nihilism.

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A writer agrees to become the drummer for a band formed by trio of handicapped lowlifes to win a Belgian battle of the bands; he ends up manipulating them into… More
Ed Fucking Harris
I really dug this movie. I'm not going to go over the whole plot as this information can be found elsewhere, I just wanna say that this movie is utterly… More
Christopher Brown
Now here's a film. Like Gasper Noe directing Trainspotting with characters for Funny Games. Stylish and brutal, this is a consistently entertaining film… More