The Velvet Underground

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Brilliant docu about landmark band has nudity, language.

R 2021 121 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 15+

A fantastic biopic that captures the zeitgeist of the era

A biopic that captures the essence and importance of alternative and experimental music in 1960s New York. The film does a great job of relating how the film works in unison with these very specific group member, Warhol, the Factory, New York and experimental music. It is well edited, well soundtracked and well executed. It makes you want to go out and get an out of tune guitar and revel in its droning possibilities, positively.

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