No Distance Left to Run

No Distance Left to Run

Dylan Southern (2009)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree have clearly seen enough rockumentaries to know that they wanted this record of Blur's 2009 reunion to look more like Metallica: Some Kind of Monster than This Is Spinal Tap. But while all four are guardedly nostalgic in chronicling the combo's journey from an Essex comprehensive to headliners at the Glastonbury festival, they let slip enough affection and frankness to provide a fascinating insight into the dynamics of one of British music's most chameleonic bands. Expertly compiled by co-directors Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace from archive material, exclusive interviews and tour footage, this debunks several pop-star myths while demonstrating there's no substitute for talent, originality and hard work. It may not convert unbelievers and there are flashes of self-congratulation about the enterprise, but it's hard not to admire the artistic integrity that impelled Blur before it pushed Albarn and Coxon apart.


Documentary following the band's history, filmed during their 2009 reunion concert tour. Featuring concert footage, archive material and interviews with Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree, the film explores the group's Britpop heyday, the reasons for Coxon's departure in 2002 and their later re-formation.

Cast & Crew

Damon Albarn Damon Albarn
Graham Coxon Graham Coxon
Alex James Alex James
Dave Rowntree Dave Rowntree
Director Dylan Southern
Director Will Lovelace
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Arts AllianceGuidance: Contains swearing.Released on: 15 Jan 2010
Music Documentary