Even if you know nothing about The New York Dolls you will likely enjoy this touching documentary. The subject Arthur "Killer" Kane is exceedingly likable and the filmmaker tells his story with an affectionate earnestness and irony that is uncommon.
The film succeeds as a documentary, but also as a movie, in as much as it has all of the elements of a good story; a beginning a middle and an end; a protagonist, an antagonist, redemption, humor and humanity.
The music, although not the focus of this film, is fine as well.
I understand that Blender Magazine recently named New York Doll as the 25th (out of 100) best rock movies of all time. For good reason.
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