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The Go-Go's (2020)



Critic Consensus: Emulating the spirit of punk in form and function, The Go-Go's is a raucous celebration of the pioneering band and a stylistic knockout that will blow viewers' hair back.

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As the first multi-platinum-selling, all-female band to play their own instruments, write their own songs and soar to No. 1 on the album charts, the Go-Go's are the most successful female rock band of all time. Rooted in the LA punk scene, the Go-Go's didn't PLAY the part of bad girls; they were genuine punk rockers. With full access to the Go-Go's, both past and present, this candid archive-rich documentary from director Alison Ellwood (American Jihad, History of the Eagles) assesses the group's place in music history and examines the personalities and dynamics behind their rise, fall and numerous reincarnations. Until this definitive documentary, there has never been a serious appraisal of and showcase for the Go-Go's' talents or achievements -- as musicians, ground-breakers, but even more so, as survivors.


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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (15)

Watching the film, it's pure pleasure to witness such scrappy exuberance, such mayhem so enthusiastically pursued.

August 3, 2020 | Full Review…

They still Got the Beat.

July 31, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

This film isn't always "upbeat," but it is honest. It's the story of a still underrated, pioneering rock band - who, like a lot of pioneers, sometimes got a little lost.

July 31, 2020 | Full Review…

A testament to sisterhood and how age, wisdom, and an understanding of how rare and special certain relationships are can bust through even the most hardest grudges.

July 31, 2020 | Full Review…

What makes this documentary feel specific and alive is the way she vividly takes us back to the early days, letting The Go-Go's reminisce about their beginnings and tell their own stories.

July 31, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In her contemporary interviews with the band members, Ellwood has captured them all at a time of life when they are prepared to look back at their youthful selves with a mixture of generosity and clear-eyed candor.

July 31, 2020 | Full Review…
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