• R, 2 hr. 3 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Cameron Crowe
    In Theaters:
    Sep 15, 2000 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 13, 2001
  • DreamWorks SKG


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Almost Famous Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The film itself -- a quasi-autobiography of writer-director Cameron Crowe -- is still good, but not as good as it seemed 14 years ago.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 28, 2014
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

will satisfy many music fans for its honest portrayal of the rock-band life

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B

February 13, 2011
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...funny, joyous, touching, and moving...a very personal film and a most-universal one combined.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

January 21, 2011
M. Faust
Common Sense Media

Great, but lots of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

January 2, 2011
Emanuel Levy

Director Cameron Crowe won the Original Screenplay Oscar for his warmly nostalgic, often sharply observed memoir of his early days as a music journalist

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

November 18, 2010
Nick Rogers

Whether disappointed or elated, Cameron Crowe's observations are trenchant. Instinct is the greatest asset as idols let you down. That first gulp of passion in a profession can quench you for years. Quite often, bassists and drummers have little to say.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 4/4

September 25, 2010
Brian Orndorf

It's a world of brotherhood, groupies, the bright spotlight of fame, and the bitterness of business, packaged into a gushing, intuitive valentine from Crowe to his former magical life.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: A

December 28, 2009
Cole Smithey

Cameron Crowe has a knack for making contagious movies that pull audiences into a whirlpool of situations that make you feel impossibly cool because his characters aren't near as cool as their surroundings imply.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A

May 17, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A great love letter to classic rock...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus | Original Score: B+

October 18, 2008
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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The movie's so clever and endearing, you can forget the almost.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 19, 2008
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Easily the best film on Crowe's already impressive roster.

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

August 7, 2008


The film's charm owes far more to its creator's brilliant writing than to his anonymous direction.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

May 9, 2008
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Most of the film is a testament to Mr. Crowe's impressive grasp of the music industry, its relationships, and its particular definition of cool and uncool.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 14, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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It's a sweet-minded, picaresque story, woolly with some of its dramatic details, but stacked with attractions...

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Anthony Miele
Film Threat

Almost perfect on numerous levels.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Susannah Breslin
Film Threat

Profoundly affecting.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Bill Clark

An endearing, inspiring film that truly has something to offer for everyone.

| Original Score: A

October 28, 2005
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

The acting is unforgettable.

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

October 5, 2005


Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 5, 2005

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Mark Ramsey
October 18, 2008
Peter Keough
Anchorage Press

October 18, 2008
Jason Anderson
October 18, 2008
Mac Verstandig
Entertainment Insiders
October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008

November 14, 2002
Nate Yapp
August 12, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Fiona A. Villella
Senses of Cinema
May 30, 2001
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000

Ebert & Roeper
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January 1, 2000

National Post

January 1, 2000
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews

Full Review Source: Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews | Original Score: 8/5

January 1, 2000
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