For two decades now there have been various attempts to create a documentary that would do justice to and reveal the truth about the life and death of Kurt Cobain. It has proved to be almost impossible to meet the high expectations of both fans and critics. No matter how much drama the media tried to stir around these featured programs, the public still seemed to long for more. Even now that the Seattle police have released pictures from the death scene, there are still voices who are talking murder rather than suicide.
The remarkable accomplishment of Montage of Heck lies in exposing its audience’s voyeurism by feeding into it. The documentary is a collage of fragments the artist has left behind: his music, unreleased songs, home movies, recordings, journals and artwork, as well as memories retold by his family and friends.