White Riot (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

White Riot (2019)




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With Britain deeply divided over immigration, a motley crew of mavericks band together with The Clash and other top punk bands of the day to create Britain's biggest-ever civil rights movement, Rock Against Racism (RAR).


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Critic Reviews for White Riot

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

An engaging historical story with timely contemporary echoes.

November 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Perhaps this documentary, asides from the gaps between narrative strands, is just too relevant. It's hard to see this as recent history and more of past echoes of current events.

July 19, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Shah's film crackles with a raucous energy. Weaving together music, politics, animation and history, White Riot carries a punk infused swagger that is infectious.

July 14, 2020 | Full Review…

English filmmaker Rubika Shah's lively, punk rock-fuelled documentary about the Rock Against Racism movement in the late 1970s draws added gravitas from its parallels to the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement.

July 8, 2020 | Full Review…

[A] blistering, highly entertaining doc tracing the origins and progress of Rock Against Racism (RAR), the punk-and-reggae fuelled cultural fightback against the rising tide of the National Front in 1970s Britain.

July 4, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Rubika Shah's feature-length debut is an engaging and eye-opening look at how a group of like-minded individuals went from producing an underground fanzine to helping organise an 80,000 strong march and concert.

June 25, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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