Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

TV-MA   |    |  Documentary, Animation, Biography

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An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.




  • Kurt Cobain in Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
  • Brett Morgen at an event for Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
  • Brett Morgen in Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
  • Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain at an event for Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
  • Krist Novoselic in Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
  • Norman Reedus at an event for Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

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26 May 2015 | Geeky Randy
| Geeky Randy's summary
This documentary about Kurt Cobain focuses on the life of Nirvana front man rather than his death or legacy. The film's start focuses on Kurt's birth and early childhood in Aberdeen, and proceeds to follows his successes and troubles all the way up to Nirvana's iconic unplugged performance. Director Morgen does an excellent job blending footage, art, music and interviews into a coherent story without any need for a narrator; its style ultimately (and intentionally) dragging the viewer into Cobain's emotional state. The soundtrack makes use of faves, outtakes and a surprising portion of ROCKABYE BABY! LULLABY RENDITIONS OF NIRVANA. Montages are used liberally to help shift tone, but it causes the film to go on way too long.

*** (out of four)

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