Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Reviews

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Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
November 23, 2006
Five years since Tenacious D's eponymous debut album went platinum, the mock rock band has perhaps missed the zeitgeist in which to successfully release a biopic on the origins of the self-proclaimed Greatest Band on Earth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 23, 2006
They were going for Crossroads. They settled for VH-1 Storytellers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
November 21, 2006
My advice: set aside the money you would have spent on a ticket toward buying the soundtrack. That way, you can get all that's moderately good about Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny without having to endure the substantial bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 21, 2006
A script as saggy as the duo's bare tushes.
| Original Score: C
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 21, 2006
Even with Jack Black's eyebrows and a musical showdown with the devil, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny is kind of a whiff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
November 23, 2006
Gass and Black should have been given a few more chances to go completely bonkers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
November 21, 2006
Only the most diehard D fans will forgive the flaws in this erratic comedy that probably won't stand-up to multiple viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 27, 2006
I found it mildly amusing. I didn't hate it.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 21, 2006
... deficient in the joke department.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 4, 2006
The duo strains at their comedy the same way they strain at their music.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
November 26, 2006
The premise might have worked as a half-hour sitcom but stretching the material out to fill the length of a feature film was not a wise idea.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 24, 2006
Begins with flatulence, ends with flatulence and is one big gaseous emission in between.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Little more than a set of sketches strung along a plotline that is gossamer light.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
December 30, 2006
Clearly intended to be viewed through a haze of marijuana smoke, it'd be against the law for us to recommend this film.
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
November 21, 2006
School of Rock got high and watched Harold and Kumar, and The Pick of Destiny was the story told to the cops upon waking up in the drive thru.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
November 21, 2006
starts off fine enough as a silly, laugh-filled rock opera, but, eventually, becomes just another stoner comedy running on attitude
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
November 21, 2006
For the amount of years it took to bring their cultish misadventures to the big screen, someone must have had a B-side script cause that would have been a letter up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 24, 2006
It feels only half thought through--funny but stretching one joke far beyond the breaking point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 24, 2007
Apart from the cameos, the movie limps along from one satiric rock song to another, with only the music to carry it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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John Anderson
Newsday
November 21, 2006
Less rocking on and better jokes would have made Tenacious D seem more than just tenacious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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