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Rumble Fish Reviews

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
December 11, 2007
If Rumble Fish fails as a traditional movie about real people, it is beguiling as an exercise in hallucinatory style.
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Variety Staff
Variety
December 11, 2007
Overwrought and overthought.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Coppola's recent viewing seems to have been German silent films of the '20s, so he has decided to coat the whole enterprise in a startling Expressionist style, which is very arresting but hardly appropriate to the matter in hand.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 1, 2005
This is a movie you are likely to hate, unless you can love it for its crazy, feverish charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 21, 2003
A number of the images in Rumble Fish are more memorable than the film is as a whole, sometimes for the wrong reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The action is clotted and murky, and Coppola obviously hasn't bothered to clarify it for the members of his cast, who wander through the film with expressions of winsome, honest befuddlement.