Owen Gleiberman
May 07, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

MC5: A True Testimonial

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
119 minutes
Limited Release Date
04/23/04
director
David C. Thomas
distributor
Avatar Films
author
Laurel Legler, David C. Thomas
genre
Documentary

We gave it an B+

A wide-ranging, beautifully edited documentary about the MC5, the first rock & roll band that dared to be tuneless. It’s a vivid evocation of a moment when even the ugliest guitar feedback could be taken as a serious political statement.

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