You're Gonna Miss Me
You're Gonna Miss Me (2007)

Texan band The 13th Floor Elevators coined the term psychedelic rock and were responsible for some of the garage era's most precious nuggets. With his visionary lyrics, their charismatic singer Roky Erickson was poised to be a huge… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 8, 2007
DVD Release Date: July 10, 2007
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ted Fry
Seattle Times

Like any good documentary, this one releases information slowly and sometimes with startling abruptness.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Complexly intriguing.

Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

One moment of true grace is exactly what You're Gonna Miss Me gives, but the rest of it is pretty interesting as well.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

There's an undeniable fascination to watching the extensive footage of Erickson, whose yowling, manic vocals on display in the extensive archival performance footage contrasts dramatically with scenes of him in more recent times.

Rafer Guzman

A sensitive case-study of a promising artist who fell afoul of the system but still managed, with the help of family, to reassemble his shattered life.

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Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine

Today Roky is actually on tour again, with a number of 2007 musical festival appearances including Coachella -- a development at least worthy of an afterword.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

You're Gonna Miss Me follows Roky Erickson, the lead singer of the 13th Floor Elevators and maybe the most influential 1960s pop star that most folks haven't heard of.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Director Keven McAlester thinks he's making Crumb, but he doesn't give you enough of [Roky] Erickson in his glory. You're Gonna Miss Me has the taint of exploitation.

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Shawn Levy

Like Crumb or The Devil and Daniel Johnston, it's remarkably close-up moviemaking, with family secrets laid bare for all the world to see.

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El Hombre Invisible
Was it the drug usage that transformed him from a rock pioneer into an incoherent burnout, or was it the preexisting schizophrenia? Was it the treatments that… More
Wu Chouin
A fascinating doc about Roky Erickson, the singer for '13th floor elevators'. Very similar to the doc 'Devil in Daniel Johnston' and just as… More