Tommy Reviews

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TIME Magazine
May 6, 2013
One thing is sure: there has never been a movie musical quite like Tommy, a weird, crazy, wonderfully excessive version of The Who's rock opera.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 6, 2013
This 1975 film's inventiveness begins to flag about halfway through, but by then it's a relief. If only Wagner could have lived to see this.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Ken Russell's filmization of Tommy is spectacular in nearly every way.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This is both the movie in which [Russell] is most faithful to the ideas and tone of his material, and one of his very worst films.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
It's all fairly excessive and far from subtle, but in this case good taste would have been wildly inappropriate and a fearful drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The effect is exhilarating and exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4