"It's a great job, I recommend it." So says Lemmy Kilmister on his life as a rock 'n' roller in the film "Lemmy," a documentary portrait of the Motörhead frontman and living symbol of hard rock swagger.
It says much of Kilmister's enduring appeal that the slew of celebrity testimonials, including Dave Grohl, Jarvis Cocker, Billy Bob Thornton and Joan Jett, come from such a wide swath of the musical spectrum. Co-directors Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski cycle through an array of topics with little organization — they feature Kilmister's custom boot maker early on but save talking about the specifics of his bass sound until fairly late — creating no overall flow or structure. (Not to mention that the endless shots of Kilmister walking down corridors in one anonymous venue after another begin to take on a distinctly "Spinal Tap" feel after a while.)