Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan

Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan

Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan

Told with unseen archive footage and original animations, this feature celebrates lead singer and songwriter for The Pogues Shane MacGowan.

2020Rating: MA15+, Strong themes, sex and coarse language124 minsUK
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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It’s a rousing and illuminating tribute to a brilliant musician who burned out quickly, but burned so brightly.

The Guardian

The Guardian

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The film operates best as an act of ancestor-worship to an extraordinary musician whose best days – we are forced to sadly conclude – appear to be behind him.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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The movie comes not to bury this legend but to praise him. Inhuman endurance or not, you worry it may end up having to do the former regardless.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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Julien Temple is very good at this sort of thing.

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

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Affectingly poignant in its frequently uncomfortable presentation of Shane MacGowan's physical ruination.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A richly detailed portrait of a self-destructive talent.

Variety

Variety

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[Makes] a downer story feel like a head rush.

Time Out

Time Out

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Julien Temple makes a good case for MacGowan being one of the most interesting things to emerge from punk.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It’s a rousing and illuminating tribute to a brilliant musician who burned out quickly, but burned so brightly.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The film operates best as an act of ancestor-worship to an extraordinary musician whose best days – we are forced to sadly conclude – appear to be behind him.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The movie comes not to bury this legend but to praise him. Inhuman endurance or not, you worry it may end up having to do the former regardless.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Julien Temple is very good at this sort of thing.

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

Affectingly poignant in its frequently uncomfortable presentation of Shane MacGowan's physical ruination.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A richly detailed portrait of a self-destructive talent.

Variety

Variety

press

[Makes] a downer story feel like a head rush.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Julien Temple makes a good case for MacGowan being one of the most interesting things to emerge from punk.

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