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The Filth and the Fury Review

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

  • 5.0

    out of 100

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

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A great, searching, incendiary chronicle of the Sex Pistols, the razor-hearted visionaries of punk anarchy.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Irritates in the early going when many of the current-day interviews are so intentionally underlighted that we can't see what the group members look like.

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    To see this film's footage from the '70s is to see the beginning of much of pop and fashion iconography for the next two decades.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune John Petrakis

    The concerts are hypnotic, the music is swell, and the entire package moves along at just the right pace.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Best for older teens, especially Sex Pistols fans.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes very strong language, drug use (though a powerful anti-drug message), and explicit sexual references.

  • Families can talk about the role of rebellion, the influence of the Sex Pistols, and who is closest today to the role they played.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: References to violence, sad deaths.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Frequent sexual references.

  • language false4

    Language: Very strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false4

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Many references to drugs and alcohol, death by heroin overdose.