Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy

Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy

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Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy

Documentary telling the story of Barnes's childhood survival in the slums of Glasgow before moving to Australia and joining Cold Chisel.

2018Rating: M, Offensive language104 minsAustralia
DocumentaryMusic
Director:
Mark Joffe ('The Man Who Sued Gold', 'The Efficiency Expert', 'The MatchMaker')
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Flicks, Blake Howard

Flicks, Blake Howard

flicks

At about the halfway point in director Mark Joffe's adaptation of Jimmy Barnes' stage show and memoir Working Class Boy, Barnes' band begins a rendition of Cold Chisel's classic Flame Trees. In a slower rendition of one of Australia's greatest rock anthems, Barnes' gravelly seasoned voice delivers this stinging lyric: "Who needs that sentimental bullshit, anyway? Takes more than just a memory to make me cry."

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Lots about the man, little about the band, but this film about Barnesy’s troubled life has a humanistic message at its core.

3.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Never mind all the hits, never mind the brilliance as a singer of soul, blues and ballads, apart from rock; the man has enormous reserves of strength. That's so attractive on screen: he has survived.

4.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

There's also a feeling that he's holding back here. His own "behaviour patterns" are only mentioned obliquely, while Barnes himself admits that "some stuff is too difficult to talk about". No doubt a unauthorised biopic may one day fill in those gaps.

3.0
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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Moving, confronting and yet, a distinct pleasure to watch, the fine Australian-made documentary Working Class Boy examines two disarmingly vivid subjects for the price of one.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...rips the top off the myth of the hard-boozing Aussie rocker to show the pain and trauma underneath.

0
Flicks, Blake Howard

Flicks, Blake Howard

flicks

At about the halfway point in director Mark Joffe's adaptation of Jimmy Barnes' stage show and memoir Working Class Boy, Barnes' band begins a rendition of Cold Chisel's classic Flame Trees. In a slower rendition of one of Australia's greatest rock anthems, Barnes' gravelly seasoned voice delivers this stinging lyric: "Who needs that sentimental bullshit, anyway? Takes more than just a memory to make me cry."

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Lots about the man, little about the band, but this film about Barnesy’s troubled life has a humanistic message at its core.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Never mind all the hits, never mind the brilliance as a singer of soul, blues and ballads, apart from rock; the man has enormous reserves of strength. That's so attractive on screen: he has survived.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

There's also a feeling that he's holding back here. His own "behaviour patterns" are only mentioned obliquely, while Barnes himself admits that "some stuff is too difficult to talk about". No doubt a unauthorised biopic may one day fill in those gaps.

3.0
0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Moving, confronting and yet, a distinct pleasure to watch, the fine Australian-made documentary Working Class Boy examines two disarmingly vivid subjects for the price of one.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...rips the top off the myth of the hard-boozing Aussie rocker to show the pain and trauma underneath.

0

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