Fun, some cool scenes plus a stacked ‘50s cast (Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, and Janet Leigh).
A terribly disappointing and lazy film. Turns the story of one of the most interesting bands in the world into ‘Plastic Paddy’ kitsch, complete with cutesy animations. Leans heavily on worshipful celebrity interviews, and concludes with a truly execrable 60th birthday bash in which a wheelchair-bound, vacant-eyed MacGowan receives self-satisfied tributes from people like Bono and Johnny Depp.
Ekes out 2 stars because The Pogues still rule.