"The deserved success of Anton Corbijn's inspired biopic of Ian Curtis, the troubled lead singer of Joy Division who committed suicide in 1980, has in effect enabled a release for this engaging if sometimes blandly celebratory documentary by Grant Gee. He interviews band-members Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris, and also journalist Paul Morley and Corbijn himself. There is footage of the late Tony Wilson, and Gee also speaks to Annik Honoré, the Belgian journalist for whom the tormented Curtis left his wife Deborah - who is not interviewed, and Gee does not remark upon her absence. His film interestingly describes Joy Division as "the last true story in pop", that is: it appeared to unfold outside the world of corporate management that had yet to develop, and was a story of people who yearned to be rock stars, but were as innocent as children about what that might mean. The grimness and griminess of 70s Britain is shrewdly depicted, though I think Gee's film has a bit of a promo feel when it insists that Curtis and Joy Division played a part in the revitalisation of modern Manchester - presumably in being a lynchpin to Tony Wilson's pioneering entrepreneurialism and the launch of Factory records. This movie is valuable in restoring the importance of innovating producer Martin Hannett and sleeve designer Peter Saville."