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About the Movie
American filmmaker Jim Jarmusch's documentary love letter to punk icons Iggy Pop and his band the Stooges. Michigan-born Iggy's youthful music career wavered, until he found his Stooges soulmates in Dave Alexander (bass), and brothers Ron (guitar) and Steve Asheton (drums). Three ground-breaking albums and just a few years later, the band was literally falling apart. Iggy gleefully relates the story of those crazy years from ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog' to ‘Raw Power'. Gimme Danger is brimful of music, clips and anecdotes, including Bowie, Nico and the crowd-surfing Iggy himself.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 100
- Fresh: 95
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Against the steepest of odds, Iggy survives. Nearing 70, he looks healthier than ever, as if everything we know is wrong and wretched excess guarantees longevity.
Fresh: A bittersweet, elegiac tone can't help but suffuse a film animated by so many anarchic spirits who have since left the planet, but it leaves viewers with the exhilarating, inspiring reassurance that we still have Iggy.
Fresh: Those who know every shred of the band's story will find the film a cool reminder of what the Stooges meant to rock 'n' roll. Those who know little of their music will find Pop an interesting and forthcoming individual.
Fresh: Iggy Pop, the band's front man and the only member to graduate to a solo career, is a source of endless hilarity as he recalls the band's grungy beginnings and lurching journey through the music business.
A lens into modern "angry" rock
I enjoyed this movie for several reasons. First, it is actually done quite well. There is a lot of early footage of the band, there are great interviews of band members and there is an appropriate level of "unrelated" clips that are both illustrative and humorous. But it is the story of the Stooges that I did not know before that the movie tells very well. I lived through that period in time but I did not enjoy this music, back in the day. I still don;t love this music but the movie clearly shows how influential the Stooges really were on much of what came after them that took it's rock attitude and aimed it at it's targets.
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