A movie of shopworn riffs and borrowed noise, dressed up with considerable surface polish and glam production values.
| Original Score: 2/5
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
The jokes are as lame as they are tame.
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
The characters are often sketchy at best.
Amiable but oddly amateurish.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The whole thing seems to fall victim to the failed sitcom syndrome.
Director Alex Proyas tries to serve up a good-spirited romp, but by the time this one arrives at its welcome conclusion, you may well have had enough 'lively, eye-popping' filmmaking to last the rest of the year.
| Original Score: C
The movie has a lot of affection for these scruffy wannabes, and I liked the fact that they were not arrogant, aggressive types, but sort of average, with reasonable values and ambitions.
A cheery, cheeky, youthful lark that it trips over its Doc Martens in the first few scenes and never gets up.
| Original Score: 1/4
[A] sweet, delectable rock 'n' roll comedy.
| Original Score: 3/5
A small-scale Australian musical with an appealing no-name cast whose charms are obscured by directorial self-indulgence.
A mainstream endeavor tricked out as an indie, Garage Days gives us plenty to look at but no reason to care.
For all its libidinous, chemically suggestive bombast, it's essentially a sweet-natured, modestly likable little film.
After spending 10 minutes in the company of such characters ... I began to wish that I was watching a Kenny G biopic instead.
| Original Score: F
This movie could only work if the jokes were funny, and writers David Warner and Michael Udesky don't deliver the goods.
| Original Score: 2/4
Feels like a filmmaker trying to get in touch with roots he doesn't really have.
It's clear that the band's internecine struggles -- even with their ante upped by infidelity, addiction, and pregnancy -- aren't going to provide enough grist for Proyas's visual mill.
In trying to create an air of libertine cool, Proyas succeeds in looking like someone who's trying too hard.