Fame

Fame

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Fame Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

Kevin Tancharoen's remake of "Fame" is a flat, lifeless experience that is missing the emotion required to get us involved with the characters and their situations.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 2/4

September 24, 2012
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

This film showed a darker side of high school life and the performing arts. Some scenes are hard to watch, but that's because they are so real.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3/5

July 21, 2012
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

The pageantry really is very nice, especially the dance numbers, but as soon as the music stops, so does Fame. It's not the worst remake ever made, it's not even really very bad, just stodgily, repressively mediocre.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 5/10

March 22, 2011

Fails to make a significant mark.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 29, 2010
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

absolutely shameless in its sadistic trotting-out of every single rabbit in the tiny teen-pageant top hat.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 1/4

September 28, 2010
Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com

I'm gonna live forever? Fat chance.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 2/5

August 12, 2010
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

Grab the soundtrack, which highlights the great voices amongst the cast, and enjoy the best bits of the film through your iPod.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au

August 9, 2010
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

Fame! 2009 is destined to become famous for all the wrong reasons.

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review | Original Score: 1/5

February 15, 2010
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

It's as if the franchise was remade as a Pepsi commercial.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 13, 2010
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

The fragmented narrative of high school kids pursuing their dreams (job security) has just barely more feel and understanding of what it's like to be young than 17 Again .

Full Review

November 4, 2009
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today

Remember the theme song? "I feel it coming together/People will see me and cry . . . Fame/I'm gonna live forever/Baby, remember my name." Sadly, none of that applies to this hollow, impersonal movie.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 2/4

October 31, 2009
Elias Savada
Film Threat

Everything is predictable, which is to the detriment of the mostly fine, young talent that appears in this ineffective retread.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1/5

October 22, 2009
Philip French
Observer [UK]

This remake of Alan Parker's 1980 musical follows a rainbow coalition of sketchily characterised teenagers.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

October 15, 2009
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Its lack of melodrama and shock value make it all the more refreshing. Consider this film a grittier, inner city cousin of HSM and that's no back handed compliment

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B+

October 11, 2009
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

A little too scrubbed and sanitized, with the sharper realities of showbiz sanded down to a PG level.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 9, 2009
Stephen Silver
The Trend

a totally unoriginal and unnecessary remake that runs far, far away from anything edgy, controversial or interesting.

| Original Score: 1/5

October 4, 2009
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Thing is, to live forever would mean the eventual re-remake of Fame. And that won't do.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: C

October 2, 2009
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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The high school is so sanitized that there are no drugs, cutthroat competition, or-inconceivably for a theatrical milieu-no gay students.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

October 2, 2009
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

... no worse than the original, but that's plenty bad enough.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

October 2, 2009
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

The script doesn't earn the C average students must maintain for continued enrollment in their performing arts school.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Original Score: 2/4

October 2, 2009
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