Let Fury Have the Hour

2 out of 5 stars
Let Fury Have the Hour

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

Fury certainly does dominate the hour-plus running time of this documentary, about the various rebel artists who found their voices during the age of Reaganomics. Filmmaker Antonio D’Ambrosio gathers testimonies from punks, poets and other political agitators about their counter-corporate-cultural work, though the movie’s attempt to connect the dots ranges from seemingly arbitrary to WTF. (Sean Hayes is an amazing singer-songwriter, but how, exactly, is he a kindred spirit to Ian MacKaye, Lewis Black, Tom Morello, Eve Ensler and Chuck D?) More of a massive back-patting for bleeding hearts than a comprehensive—or even semi-comprehensive—survey of DIY protest art, the film unintentionally makes the perfect valentine for the OWS version of radicalism: It’s righteous, full of rage and cripplingly unfocused.

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