Detroit Rock City Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
August 12, 2014
Like KISS's music, it's juvenile, crass, bombastic, and loud.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
A valentine to sex, drugs, and cutting school.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
November 24, 2009
What works for rocking and rolling all night (and partying every day) doesn't necessarily hold true for movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 30, 2007
The movie isn't a trailblazer; it's an exuberantly trashy party, a comedy of lowdown defeats and triumphs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 23, 2002
sorely in need of the authenticity and easy humor of "Dazed and Confused," the 1994 Richard Linklater comedy it's obviously trying hard to imitate.
Jim Bartoo
Hollywood.com
April 4, 2001
Rifkin rocks and rolls in coming-of-age comedy.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 1, 2000
A nice, respective try, but Detroit Rock City just misses the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Shay Casey
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Look, that guy just got clocked by a telephone receiver. Twice. See? Funny!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Surprisingly amiable for a film that claims to 'kiss the rules goodbye.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
January 1, 2000
The notion of music's cultural definition for people isn't taken for granted by Detroit Rock City's makers.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Thom Bennett
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
A wonderful, funny film that manages to strike a nice balance of John Hughes teen comedy and late-'70s period piece.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
high energy farce
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
Set in the 1970's and produced by Gene Simmons (among others), this scrawny little script eventually becomes a rich film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
September 1, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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