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: January 28, 2011
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 84% 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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Jessica Baxter
Film Threat

Even if you're not a fan of Motorhead, or heavy metal for that matter, [Lemmy] will be enjoyable because so much of it has the rhythm and timing of comedy.

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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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Matt Pais

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

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
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
Wu Chouin
Intriguing doc that follows the life and career of the godfather of heavy metal, Lemmy.