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Anvil! The Story of Anvil Review

  • Release Date: Apr 10, 2009
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Documentary
  • Director:Sacha Gervasi

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    82

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    It's a hilarious, and unexpectedly moving, documentary about the greatest metal band you've probably never heard of.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    A loopy, endearing documentary.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    "How many bands stay together for 30 years?" asks Slash of Guns N' Roses, in a backstage interview. "You've got the Stones, the Who, U2 -- and Anvil." Yeah. And Anvil.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Neil Young once said: It's better to burn out than it is to rust. But moviegoers are lucky Anvil didn't take Young's advice. Who knew heavy metal could seem like fine art when it rusts?

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    I can't imagine Anvil! not appealing to anyone interested in any aspect of showbiz, and the drug of fame, and the lives people lead in pursuit of the next fix.

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