By Gregory Kirschling
Updated September 27, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
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American Hardcore

type
  • Movie
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Around 1980, a youth movement of punks revolted against things like Reagan, wine coolers, and disco with terse songs and fist-swinging live shows. Good Lord, what would they have made of today’s surely more infuriating times? Tackling that question, which this documentary doesn’t really touch at all, might’ve sharpened its bite considerably. Apart from that, American Hardcore is illuminating nostalgia, stuffed with all the right tattooed talking heads (like Black Flag’s Henry Rollins), plus grim-looking concert footage of wailing skinny guys.

American Hardcore

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 100 minutes
director
  • Paul Rachman

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