New York Doll
New York Doll (2005)

A recovering alcoholic and converted Mormon, Arthur "Killer" Kane, reunites with his old band, the New York Dolls, after 30 years.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 28, 2005
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2006
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Arthur Kane is a fascinating subject in what ultimately proves to be a touching, bittersweet documentary.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

The Doll in the title of the fine, touching documentary New York Doll is far from a supermodel.

Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

[A] respectful and subtle look at the difference faith can make in one's life.

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Christopher Campbell

A tribute to and stroking of its subject ... And by canonizing Kane, displaying this hulking angel with such innocence, the film is soulless.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

New York Doll is still a revelation, and a fine companion piece to End of the Century, the edgier and uglier history of another post-Dolls band, The Ramones.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Becomes a lovely portrait of a man coming back to himself, without forgetting what else he's become.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Excels at telling the extraordinary story of a bizarrely ordinary man.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The late Johnny Thunders didn't write You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory until after the Dolls had broken up, but this lovely little heartbreaker of a movie takes the sentiment as its own.

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Michael Senft
Arizona Republic

As the credits roll, New York Doll transforms from a puff piece about an aging rock star into a moving rumination on a man's final grasp for redemption.

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Touching and funny, with an unforgettable ending that could not have been better if it were fiction. One of the best films of the year.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Wu Chouin
Fantastic doc on Arthur 'Killer' Kane, the bassist for the New York Dolls. If you like documentaries and/or the Dolls, this is one for you.