American Hardcore

American Hardcore
American Hardcore
  • R
  • 1h 40m
  • 2006
Certified Fresh72%
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Fueled by a ferocious soundtrack, director Paul Rachman's American Hardcore gives fans an all-access pass to the rise and fall of the U.S. punk scene, an explosive musical and cultural phenomenon that shaped everything from the grunge movement to the emo and pop/punk music currently riding the charts. Set against the conservative early '80s political landscape, American Hardcore chronicles the homegrown hardcore scene that was a swift kick in the head to corporate rock and mainstream complacency, as disaffected teens adopted the same collective credo - harder, faster, louder. From downtown warehouses to suburban bedrooms, the scene spread from city to city like wildfire, uniting bored, angry outcasts into an authentic underground revolution. A raw blast of politics, passion, and rage, American Hardcore features never-before-seen live footage from Black Flag, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, MDC, SSD, DOA, DRI, The Adolescents, 7 Seconds and many more, plus exclusive interviews with punk icons like Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, Keith Morris and H.R. (Paul Hudson).
© 2006 AHC Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh72%
Critics Consensus: American Hardcore is an informative and highly entertaining look at the heyday of punk in the early 1980s.
Entertainment Weekly

June 21, 2017
Arizona Republic
Michael Senft

... an enjoyable if incomplete nostalgia trip.

June 21, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer
Dan DeLuca

American Hardcore, Paul Rachman's impressively thorough documentary, tells of the second-generatio...

June 21, 2017
Detroit Free Press
Terry Lawson

American Hardcore gets what most music lovers could not at the time: Sometimes, that noise in your...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary
  • Release Date:September 22, 2006
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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