Leap In The Dark
"With Oil City Confidential [Julien Temple] has not only created a movie which captures the spirit of the times and tells the story of the band, Dr Feelgood, he has created a movie whose form itself is a tribute to the anarchic nature of punk"
Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog
"What's really captivating about the film is the stunning footage of an industrial rust belt world, the life history of the band members growing up there, the articulate-funny candor of surviving band members and locals, perhaps especially guitarist Wilko Johnson, and the band performance footage integrated into the whole"
"Those familiar with director Julien Temple's other rock documentaries (The Filth and the Fury being the best to date) won't be disappointed by Oil City and neither will fans of the original Dr Feelgood" 8/10
"Oil City is an engaging tale which lays out part of the socio-cultural story of how punk came about while simultaneously standing as the first proper homage on this mess of high-spirited talented yobs"
"A new documentary from Julien Temple … Oil City Confidential: The Story Of Dr Feelgood (2009) is one of his best works dealing with how the Thatcher Era destroyed the once highly industrial and successful Canvey Island and how out of all the misery came the rise of a Blues/Rock band with a Punk attitude called Dr Feelgood"
Movie City News
"completely engaging rockumentary … Temple’s documentary goes a long way toward explaining what real bands look like before they’re seduced, signed and scrubbed to within an inch of their being by record-company weasels"