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Cradle Will Rock Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
The movie's radical stance is that artists should get to do their art without being destroyed by mean rich people, and aren't we just wonderful for agreeing with that?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Axmaker
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Willfully superficial.
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John Anderson
January 1, 2000
Robbins is so convinced of his movie's political correctness that he couldn't see its lack of dramatic cohesion or luster.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 8, 2002
You'll be hard-pressed to find a film as bloated and self-important as Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock, easily one of the worst movies in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
The story, being true, is compelling and political enough for Robbins to make his point. But the film becomes a bludgeon and the musical, finally brought off, is a farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Cornell & Petricelli
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
None of the characters are compelling, and, if the movie had aired on television, I'm sure I would have turned it off long before it was over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
A reach exceeding Robbins' grasp.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Charles Taylor
January 1, 2000
Robbins has made the classic mistake of thinking that art that's persecuted for its political ideals must be good art.
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
In his enthusiasm to both educate and entertain, Robbins has grossly overreached his abilities to formulate a digestible narrative, piling on stories, characters, issues and political debate such that the film begins to feel incomprehensibly and oppressiv
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 69/100
Greg Muskewitz
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
A confused, unrefined agitprop movie.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dave White
January 1, 2000
When the final shot of a modern Disney-controlled Times Square bludgeons the point home one last time, you realize that the cradle rocked, fell and landed with a big, dumb thud.
Tony Toscano
January 1, 2000
The direction of the film is so slow that I got carpal tunnel syndrome from raising my hand so often to check the time.
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Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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Todd McCarthy
June 19, 2008
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Mac Verstandig
Entertainment Insiders
January 1, 2000
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Philip Strick
Sight and Sound
April 17, 2001
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edvins Beitiks
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
John G. Nettles
April 10, 2001
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
March 3, 2005
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
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David Ansen
March 31, 2008
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
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