Garage Days Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 17, 2005
...While the narrative is slight and trite, it is also well-observed
Full Review | Original Score: B
Wesley Lovell
Apollo Guide
January 16, 2005
A fantastically fun film even though it lacks lavish spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
January 9, 2004
I wouldn't want to hang out with these cats and I certainly wouldn't want them practicing in my garage, it's bad enough to sit through their movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 7, 2003
Its sense of fun is infectious enough that it doesn't make a huge difference that it's light on the story side. Coupled with the visual style and the top-notch choice of music, it makes for a fun, if lightweight, experience.
| Original Score: 3/5
Adam Nayman
August 5, 2003
Proyas is relentless in his attempts to infuse the material with visual zip, and in doing so, he only exacerbates its flimsiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Umbach
August 2, 2003
While the plot line may not be overly complicated and Lynchian, it is in no way formulaic or simple either. Proyas leaves you wanting you to see his characters thrive, not necessarily as a band, but as friends.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 29, 2003
The music in it is uniformly lousy, but one doesn't notice because everything surrounding it s even worse.
Full Review | Original Score: F
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 28, 2003
Its tricksy stylishness... is more of a distraction than a tonic for the feeling that we've seen all this before.
July 22, 2003
Despite plenty of drugs and a fair amount of sex, Garage Days asphyxiates from a lethal lack of rock'n roll.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 21, 2003
Proyas strays from the formula just often enough to keep us on our toes. The remainder is too slight and harmless to really condemn... even when it slips into cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 20, 2003
...[Alex Proyas'] over-the-top sensibility keeps this admittedly routine storyline from becoming an all-out bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
July 19, 2003
Proyas, an assured stylist, manages to elevate the film with a bright palette and an abundance of special effects.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
July 18, 2003
It's a cute little movie, but compared to expectations of Alex Proyas, it's a letdown
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 18, 2003
A startling about-face for Australian director Alex Proyas, and an unwelcome one as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
July 18, 2003
A movie of shopworn riffs and borrowed noise, dressed up with considerable surface polish and glam production values.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
July 18, 2003
Garage Days feels like a movie that belongs in the garage; it's where you put things that you can't quite dismiss, but don't really like enough to have cluttering up your actual living quarters.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
July 18, 2003
The jokes are as lame as they are tame.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 18, 2003
Though the storytelling is a bit lopsided, the slapdash quality is charming overall, and the movie benefits from colorful characters and a couple of hilarious scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
July 18, 2003
Fast, funny and extremely light.
Shawn Levy
July 18, 2003
It's a handsome film, and made with verve, but too often the tone wobbles and far, far too many of its jokes hit with a splat.
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