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      Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

      2010 1h 54m Biography Drama List
      72% Tomatometer 50 Reviews 66% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Stricken with polio as a child, Ian Dury (Andy Serkis) finds success as a British punk rocker in the 1970s. Read More Read Less

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      Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll pays appropriately uninhibited tribute to a pioneering artist -- and proves Andy Serkis can be every bit as compelling in a non-motion-capture role.

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      Lauren Wissot Slant Magazine A cringe-worthy script chock-full of clichés. Apr 28, 2020 Full Review Ben Walsh Independent (UK) This hard-nosed drama comes across like one of those BBC4 hatchet jobs on iconic Brits. Apr 28, 2020 Full Review Matt Singer IFC.com If only the words I want to use to describe [Andy Serkis'] performance - charismatic, compelling - also applied to the movie around him. Apr 28, 2020 Full Review David Reyneke PopMatters The movie certainly had its moments, but Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll simply fails to take many risks. Apr 28, 2020 Full Review Rodrigo Perez The Playlist A clown-ish rock flick that we'd rather soon forget. Apr 28, 2020 Full Review Cinemablend Staff CinemaBlend Even if nothing in the rest of the film quite matches that opening bravado and skill, it's a perfect opening salvo for a film that, even if it doesn't really know where it's going, has plenty of clever style while getting there. Apr 28, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Gareth v An ordinary biopic that is only held together by a solid performance from Serkis as Ian Dury. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 06/25/23 Full Review Audience Member It feels like you've seen everything before and done better, too. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Fine performances throughout a movie about Ian Dury, a punk rock legend of the 70's. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a really good music bio. docu. film about the life and times and music of Ian Dury and his band. The man's illness and disability and how he did not let it stop him from living a full life, really inspiring for me as a person with illness/disability I also don't let it stop me. Ian's childhood and his fame I liked it worth a watch if you like him his band or the 70's 80's and punk rock music and a story of a man who did not let life struggles hold him back go give it a watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member An absolutely cracking performance by Serkis, and a story well told. Didn't quite have the power of Control, but a great rock biopic nonetheless Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review rory s Liked this movie. Good story, about real person. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Stricken with polio as a child, Ian Dury (Andy Serkis) finds success as a British punk rocker in the 1970s.
      Director
      Mat Whitecross
      Producer
      Damian Jones
      Screenwriter
      Paul Viragh
      Genre
      Biography, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 25, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 54m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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