50% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
43% If I Stay Aug 22
—— When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
7% Are You Here Aug 22
97% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
14% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
35% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
31% The Giver $12.3M
21% Into The Storm $7.9M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
64% Lucy $5.5M
41% Step Up: All In $2.7M
62% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
85% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

New Episodes Tonight

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
88% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
95% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
41% Working the Engels: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
88% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Backstage Reviews

Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Backstage doesn't really tell us much about the world of rock musicians, or the mental workings of their scariest fans.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C

March 8, 2007
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
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Backstage reveals a tender, creepy transaction between idol and idolator.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

February 2, 2007
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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From that very first scene, which plays like a berserk fantasy erupting into the movie's 'reality,' I found Backstage almost impossible to believe.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

February 1, 2007
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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A complex psychological thriller that serves as a modern-day, darker variation on All About Eve.

December 28, 2006
Jessica Grose
L.A. Weekly
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An enjoyably overwrought meditation on the consequences of celebrity and the vicissitudes of fandom.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 14, 2006
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Backstage's main problem is [director] Bercot's insistence on pumping an essentially comic story full of existential dread.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

December 2, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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There's a pleasing tension in the air as their relationship comes to seem like something of a contest: With two women this needy, who will out-crazy the other?

| Original Score: 3/4

November 24, 2006
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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When Lauren (Emmanuelle Seigner) unwisely allows her biggest fan, Lucie (Isild Le Besco ), into her life, we know that little good can come of it.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

November 23, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Director Emmanuelle Bercot's film offers a fascinating account of how a vulnerable star might mistake fan worship for something real.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2006
Ben Walters
Time Out
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As megastar Lauren, Seigner (who also sings) is a plausibly charismatic mix of ego and neurosis, while de Besco is outstanding as teenager Lucie.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Derek Elley
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Backstage at times has an operatic emotional intensity that will turn off some viewers but provide a guilty pleasure for others.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 22, 2005
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