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80
These actors and many more make What We Do Is Secret an absolute blast to watch and they do an undeniably perfect job of recreating this notorious scene.
80
Variety
Actor Shane West and writer-director Rodger Grossman have a clear, unwavering perspective on Crash that should entice curiosity seekers and old punks.
70
Ex-Germs infect biopic with punk authenticity
63
Chicago Tribune
Like so many earlier movie biographies, Secret suffers from bathetic storytelling and dialogue, some of it laughable.
58
The A.V. Club
The movie is exciting at times, moving at times, and watchable throughout, but fans of The Germs and L.A. punk may start to pine for what's missing around the time Michele Hicks shows up.
50
Salon.com
This isn't a boring movie or a dishonest one. But it's a relentlessly literal-minded one, light on vision and atmosphere, that moves through the history of the Germs with a checklist.
50
The movie offers too little of Crash's justly revered lyricism and too much of his self-mutilation and manufactured chaos.
50
An unsatisfying biopic.
50
Shane West does a pretty impressive impersonation of the on-stage antics of Darby Crash...Unfortunately, little else in this clunky, half-baked biopic rings very true.
20
Village Voice
The worst kind of bastard adaptation, Secret subtracts without adding.

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