Rent

Rent

46%

Opening

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—— The Class Of '92 Jul 08

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90% Edge of Tomorrow $3.7M

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Rent Reviews

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Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

Recommended, but only for shut-ins who can't make it to a local live theater production of the play.

Full Review Source: Upstage Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

May 30, 2007
David Noh
Film Journal International

Crafted with obvious care and deep love by director Chris Columbus and his team.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Clint Morris
Moviehole

Even more universally entertaining than "Chicago"....the performances are sensational..you'll be definitely humming some of its tunes in the car ride home

| Original Score: 3/5

January 3, 2006

Despite my frustration at the willful stupidity of some of the main characters, I had to just sit back and let all that beautiful singing wash over me.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4/5

December 23, 2005
Brian Zoromski
IGN Movies

If you are a fan of the show, you will very likely enjoy the film.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

December 22, 2005
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly

What we're left with, in place of directorial pizzazz, is the sheer impact of the original show.

| Original Score: 3/4

December 15, 2005
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Rent features an attractive cast, sharp lyrics, bright music and a storyline that has passed muster for over 100 years

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 14, 2005
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 14, 2005
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

If you feed them, beware. They won't leave you alone and they won't sit in your lap and purr, either.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

December 8, 2005
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

The material is real, and Columbus goes at it head-on, moving from dialogue to song and back again without awkwardness or apology.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005

Bullz-Eye.com

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

"Rent" is worth saving up for.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 2, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Columbus has made his finest, most emotionally rich film yet.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

December 2, 2005
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

You may not leave the theater humming a happy tune, but if you're a fan of this musical, I'm sure you'll find it a treat.

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December 1, 2005
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

'Rent' has so much going for it..a viable storyline, rich, likeable characters, and plenty of toe-tapping, snappy, memorable songs.

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December 1, 2005
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

For those who dig Larson's vision, Rent is a wild, emotional rush through the cold streets and tattered bodies and souls, with gripping music to boot.

Full Review Source: Film and Felt | Original Score: 68/100

December 1, 2005
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Easy to like and even easier to hum.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3/4

November 30, 2005
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy

while I can admire the film for its efforts, Rent comes across as a somewhat lackluster performance when compared to the stage version that I so dearly love.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

November 30, 2005

Rent reminds me of the first Harry Potter in many ways, in that it's directed modestly well but without any flair or personality

Full Review Source: CHUD | Original Score: 8/10

November 29, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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The film captures the beautiful spirit and the raw energy of Larson's play, and it respects the wonderful, gorgeous, life-affirming music.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

November 29, 2005
Scott A. Mantz
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Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
Ben Walters
Time Out New York
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August 16, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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June 30, 2007
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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October 7, 2006

Time Out
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June 24, 2006

BBC.com
April 11, 2006
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
April 8, 2006

AV Club
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March 18, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
March 3, 2006

Premiere Magazine
December 13, 2005
Scott A. Mantz
Entertainment Insiders
December 6, 2005

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 6, 2005

Boston Phoenix
December 6, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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December 6, 2005

Baltimore Sun
December 6, 2005
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