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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?
To 'truly' chronicle the hardcore punk scene would take an immense amount of time and space. This documentary does a good job. Read morePublished 5 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 13 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 18 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 19 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 20 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 23 months ago by Thomas S. Maddux
This isn't necessarily something I could watch more than a couple times, but it was enjoyable. Like others have said, they did leave a lot out, however I think if they were to put... Read morePublished 23 months ago by All 6's & 7's
I had read the very informative book some years ago and just today watched this great companion piece. Read morePublished on February 28, 2012 by myownme777
I like this documentary, but it left out quite a bit. I know you can't touch on every single scene, but Florida had a great one! It is a shame many don't know about it. Read morePublished on February 26, 2012 by ComplaintKing