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Pink Floyd - The Wall (1982)

Pink Floyd - The Wall (1982)

Pink Floyd - The Wall




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This musical documentary examines the impact of legendary rock band Pink Floyd's iconic 11th studio album The Wall, examining how the work was created, as well as how it affected not just the band, but music history to come. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Animation, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Roger Waters, Alan Parker
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 2, 1999
United Artists


Christine Hargreaves
as Pink's mother
James Laurenson
as Pink's father
Eleanor David
as Pink's wife
Kevin McKeon
as Young Pink
Bob Hoskins
as Manager
Jenny Wright
as American groupie
Alex McAvoy
as Teacher
David Bingham
as Little Pink
Ellis Dale
as English doctor
Ray Mort
as Playground father
Margery Mason
as Teacher's wife
Marjorie Mason
as Teacher's Wife
Robert Bridges
as American doctor
Michael Ensign
as Hotel manager
Marie Passarelli
as Spanish maid
Winston Rose
as Security Guard
Lorna Barton
as Groupie
Rod Bedall
as Groupie
Philip Davis
as Groupie
Gary Olsen
as Groupie
Joanna Dickens
as Dancing Teacher
John Scott Martin
as Dancing Teacher
Jonathan Scott
as Registrat
Jon Paul Morgan
as Housekeeper
Albert Moses
as Janitor
Vincent Wong
as Paramedic
Mark Newman
as Paramedic
Lucita Lijertwood
as Smash & Grab Lady
Diana King
as Wedding Witness
Roger Kemp
as Pink's Friend
Mark Newman
as Paramedic
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Critic Reviews for Pink Floyd - The Wall

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | July 31, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Nothing is put together for you, but all the pieces of the puzzle are there for you to create what you want. It's refreshing to see a movie that is completely out of the box, and doesn't follow any present forumla. THE WALL is a great rock opera.

Full Review… | May 12, 2012
Sin Magazine

Visually stunning and disturbing, an essential midnight movie.

June 17, 2005
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A stunning portrayal of a slide from isolation into madness. And the music rocks, too--bonus.

July 9, 2004

Audience Reviews for Pink Floyd - The Wall


One of the most surreal movies I've ever seen in my life. The story is a little hard to understand at times, especially when it comes to distinguishing what is going on in the real world or Pink's mind. However, if you like Pink Floyd music, this movie will certainly be a treat. The animation sequences are the best parts of this film, they are technically impressive and fit the disturbing look of the movie and the music. My favorite parts of the film are the "Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2" school scene and "The Trial" at the film's climax.

Christopher Heim
Christopher Heim

Super Reviewer


I've been a fan of Pink Floyd since I was a kid, and this musical set to the brilliant music of Pin Floyd's album The Wall is stunning. The Wall is an eccentric concept, and in pure Pink Floyd fashion delivers masterful images set to a lavish storyline about a depressed rock star named Pink. The Wall is a film that should only be viewed by fans of the band, as the film follows the story of the album. The images are superbly well drawn and the sequences are very memorable. As a fan of the album, I was stunned at what I watched. The result is a near flawless musical set to one of Rock's greatest concept albums. This film is fairly simple, but set to the epic songs; it elevates the film to an entire level of musical. This isn't Grease; this is a true musical, with music that's from the heart. The cast do a fine job and there are some good performances in this film. But with every musical, The Wall is strong on music and not dialogue. You end up not caring because the film is so engrossing and compelling that it doesn't matter what's going on. I feel that Pink Floyd's music has always been hypnotic and intelligent. This musical is most certainly that, it hypnotizes you and takes you on an interesting journey where the lead character, Pink builds "The Wall" a metaphor for isolation. Pink seeks to isolate himself from the world, his pain, his fans and fame, and "The Wall" continues to build. This is a stunning musical set to brilliant music.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

The story of a depressed, self-loathing rock star, told as a long, grandiose, surrealistic movie video. Roger Waters lyrics for "The Wall" are whiny, pretentious, muddled, and occasionally brilliant, which could be said of this entire production: it's uneven but there are many indelible, grotesque moments, and it's hard to take your eyes off the screen. Gerald Scarfe's brilliant, nightmarish animations---birds turning into warplanes, flowers mating and eating each other, marching fascist hammers---are the high point.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

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