We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen
We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005)

This documentary chronicles the ground breaking, early 80s punk rock band, The Minutemen, from their humble beginnings in the harbor town of San Pedro, Calif., to their tragic and untimely demise when lead singer and guitarist D. Boon was… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 25, 2005
DVD Release Date: June 27, 2006
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Noel Murray
AV Club

For people who are Minutemen fans and movie buffs, We Jam Econo is kind of a mixed blessing.

Mikael Wood
Village Voice

It's refreshing to see a doc in which the biggest boldfaced name is Flea, who gushes over Watt and Boon's reluctance to tune their instruments.

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

One of the toughest forms of nostalgia is a yearning for times that were anything but peaceful.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

This is an insider's tour -- the uninitiated are, frankly, not likely to be converted.

James Parker
Boston Globe

The filmmakers have assembled a remarkable cast of voices, including Henry Rollins, Flea, Ian MacKaye, Thurston Moore, Richard Hell, J Mascis, critic Richard Meltzer, and Watt's mom.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

One of last year's finest documentaries, and one of the greatest rock movies I've ever seen.

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Ned Martel
New York Times

The spiky documentary in their honor keeps alive the echoes of their slapdash, Smithsonian-worthy sound.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

The Minutemen were influential then and now, and We Jam Econo is a valentine to the band and D. Boon's memory. They're immortal now, and that's as it should be.

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Mark Athitakis

a spirited tribute

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
Sean Gillespie
Really good documentary, even if you are not into their music. A lot of great interviews with interesting people.
matt sigur
Sometimes sad, but always entertaining look at one of the founding fathers of alternative rock/ punk music. My favorite parts are watching the muscular,… More