“Lemmy” suit les pérégrinations de Kilmister, le leader de Mötorhead, dans le privé et sur la route, là où l’éructeur d’"Ace of Spades" passe la majorité de son temps. L’équipe de tournage a suivi le pionnier du heavy metal pendant trois ans.
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This doc stands solely on Lemmy's charisma. As a movie, it fails to do anything other than filming the guy around and interviewing people.
I've found it to be boring and lacking. And I'm a Motörhead fan. That says it all
It's enjoyable for the first half with a day in the life of Lemmy and his backstory from entering the music scene to becoming the almighty Motorhead. However, the rest of the film is made up of a few live music performances and from what I can guess stock footage from touring. There's better documentaries on Motorhead like 'Guts and the Glory' with full interviews album to album and stories from previous members.
Seeing this just a few weeks after Lemmy's death, the eulogistic aspect naturally comes to the fore. In this respect, it works very well as a tribute to the man as seen through the experiences of others. What's missing is any real insight into Lemmy's deeper psychology - though to the film's credit occasional glimpses do come through. Overall, a warm profile of a private and uncompromising individual.
Remarkable documentary, both by not falling into the stereotypical rock 'n' roll trap of trying to show everything as hardcore, and also by showing Lemmy from several different angles, actually portraying him as more than a regular human being: multi-faceted, stupid, intelligent, very funny and a gentleman.