100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Anvil lives somewhere in that thoroughly entertaining gray area between self-parody and the triumph of human spirit.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By 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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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Anvil! is one of the sweetest, funniest films I've seen this year. Also the loudest and most foulmouthed.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By 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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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

For Kudlow, for whom "music lives forever" - it's never over. And the opportunity to seize the day continues to present itself in this deeply human documentary.
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88

USA Today

By 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

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Want to find the heart of rock & roll? You can hear it thundering in Anvil.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Alternately funny, sad and outrageous, Sacha Gervasi's terrific documentary feels like the lost sequel to “This Is Spinal Tap” -- and everyone involved seems to know it, except the leads.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By 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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70

Wall Street Journal

A loopy, endearing documentary.
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82 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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