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Stills from American Hardcore (click for larger image)
Unfortunately, these filmmakers seem to think that the old and bitter have something honest to say.
Music, it seems to me, is the most difficult of documentary subjects to make a film about which anyone not involved with the genre is going to care.
"American Hardcore" is a cheap montage of grainy footage and semi-coherent interviews with washed-up musicians, only a few of whom (The Cro-Mags?
I gave this documentary 4 stars ("I like it") instead of 3 stars ("its ok") due to the fact that I listen to hardcore. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MichaelJ87
To 'truly' chronicle the hardcore punk scene would take an immense amount of time and space. This documentary does a good job. Read morePublished 8 months ago by arturo
American Hardcore is a pretty good look at 80s hardcore punk though still flawed. First of all there's too much focus on Black Flag, yah I know they were great, but there plenty of... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Alef The Thunder Fox
A very good add-on for the book. I would love to see a "directors cut" with longer interviews and show footage.Published 21 months ago by Jared T.
...because it's a shameless circle jerk throughout. The mystique surrounding early 80s American punk quickly becomes tiresome nostalgia as Keith Morris and other influential... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Generic Man
"American Hardcore" is an excellent film for fans of American hardcore punk rock from the early to mid-1980's. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Chad Radford
Needs to be seen. A great study on the hardcore punk rock wave of the early 80's. I still watch this.Published on January 14, 2013 by Thomas S. Maddux