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Rock And Rule (1983)


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Release Date: Jun 1, 1983 Wide



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A rock & roll singer searches for eternal life in this animated musical fantasy set in a post-nuclear dystopia. Similar to the earlier Heavy Metal (1981) in tone, this film attempts to incorporate mythical themes and mutant beings with music by Cheap Trick, Deborah Harry, Iggy Pop, and other popular acts of the time, with mixed success. Clive Smith's film was a disappointment at the box-office, but has since attracted a minor cult following. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Jun 25, 1991

MGM Home Entertainment

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... hints at a grander finished product if more time and money had been available.

July 6, 2006 Full Review Source:

...unpleasant and underwhelming...

July 17, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Comment (1)
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Rock & Rule is a masterpiece of outrÚ animation and wildly ambitious vision and remains a triumph in animated feature film.

June 4, 2005 Full Review Source:

Audience Reviews for Rock And Rule

A classic animated comic-book Rock adventure! Great songs by Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Cheap Trick, Debbie Harry and others. It's a great fantasy science fiction setting with rockers, a demon, heavy ogre guards, a beautiful singer and her devoted band. It's a fun ride with mature themes; not for kiddies. A treasure from the early 80's which CBC used to broadcast.
July 8, 2010

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It was equal parts good, and equal parts bad. The voice acting was atrocious, the animation was good. The heroes were annoying, the villain was totally awesome. The story was pretty weak, the music was fantastic (seriously, if there's a soundtrack album for this movie out there, I want a copy). The references to other movies were uninspired, the musical sections were unlike anything I've seen before (in a good way). It was a movie I don't regret seeing, but aside from a couple bits here and there, it's not one I'd like to see again.
December 3, 2009

Super Reviewer

An alright Canadian made, poor man's Heavy Metal. Thts not to say that this isn't good, it's just not great, and throughout the whole thing I kind of wished I was watching Heaby Metal or a Ralph Bakshi flick. The story was pretty cheesy, and the music dates this movie pretty badly. The animation is pretty cool though. Especially the monster at the end. All in all worth a watch, but far from the best of this kind of genre. See the appeal for sure, and even liked this, but when all is said and done I was underwhelmed and probably won't be revisiting this movie anytime soon. Worth a watch though.
October 28, 2011
Ed Fucking Harris

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    1. Mok [speaking]: Evil spelled backward is live, and we all want to do that, right?
    – Submitted by Emil ┼ (2 years ago)
    1. Angel: You could have killed them. You're totally crazy!
    2. Mok [speaking]: [flattered] Thank you.
    – Submitted by Emil ┼ (2 years ago)
    1. Cindy: I have to be back in bed by 12 o' clock. That's when Toad checks in on me.
    2. Angel: That's too bad, Triss. It would nevermind. With your funk and my... spunk we don't need so much time to find some real hot action.
    3. Cindy: Hey, you're a little dated for one of Mok's. Do you know what I mean?
    – Submitted by Emil ┼ (2 years ago)
    1. Mok [speaking]: I'm Mmmok!
    – Submitted by Emil ┼ (2 years ago)
    1. Mok [speaking]: Anyone want a beer?
    – Submitted by Emil ┼ (2 years ago)
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