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November 6, 2009
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.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
November 6, 2009
A wacky, high-energy satire of the music business.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cole Smithey
February 18, 2008
Silly fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 17, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 14, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The amiable screenplay by Mr. Fishman and Peter McCarthy is often funny, and never worse than silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 2, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 6, 2009
A painful attempt to satirize the making of rock videos that runs aground with a puerile plot and bombastic, self-infatuated delivery.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 22, 2009
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 | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Tapeheads plays with the same kind of off-kilter energy that Repo Man has, but lacks the complete abandon of the former.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic

Time Out
February 9, 2006
It's all good fun: likeable performances, unpretentious, larky direction, and a haphazard story.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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.
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