• R, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Bill Fishman
    In Theaters:
    Oct 1, 1988 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 13, 2001
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • Tapeheads
    3 minutes 23 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Tapeheads Reviews

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Film4

Ignored both at the cinema and on tape, this is a gem that is as happy sending up the music video world as it is poking fun at politics.

Full Review Source: Film4

November 6, 2009
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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A painful attempt to satirize the making of rock videos that runs aground with a puerile plot and bombastic, self-infatuated delivery.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 6, 2009

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A wacky, high-energy satire of the music business.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

November 6, 2009
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's the kind of harmless breezy film that's easy to take on late night cable TV when you don't feel like using your noodle.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

September 22, 2009
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Silly fun.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 18, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Tapeheads plays with the same kind of off-kilter energy that Repo Man has, but lacks the complete abandon of the former.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 26, 2006

Time Out
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It's all good fun: likeable performances, unpretentious, larky direction, and a haphazard story.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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The amiable screenplay by Mr. Fishman and Peter McCarthy is often funny, and never worse than silly.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 20, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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All of these elements have been lifted off the shelf of exhausted cliches, given a quick dusting, and plugged directly into the movie.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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The irony is that nothing Fishman and his cohorts have come up with is really as funny as a two-hour slice of MTV itself.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

September 17, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

November 14, 2003
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 3/5

January 30, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

December 2, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2002
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