The director manages to instill every moment on the road with a sense of shrill conventionality.
| Original Score: 1/4
[VIDEO]...a knock-off of a knock-off movie that has the audacity to attempt to authenticate its rock 'n' roll credibility by casting a giant like Peter Fonda in a supporting role. Shame.
| Original Score: D
[Despite] a rousing jam with elder blues icons [and] Zegers' showy role. . .story feels like a studied period recreation for the History Channel.
| Original Score: 4/10
Those who go looking for tragic relevance in Scott Rosenbaum's debut indie won't find much to grasp onto.
| Original Score: 2/5
You'd be better off renting "Eddie and the Cruisers" (1983) than slogging through this latest, far more dire recycling of the same rock clichés.
Some grace notes and riffs ring true, but mainly it plays like a familiar tune on a broken record.
Unconvincing rock-biz melodrama feels even thinner when invoking legendary musicians.
An exhausted pileup of rock-movie clichés, "The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll" presents artistic self-destruction with the solemnity of a movie that has invented a spanking-new genre.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Cliche-ridden and ineptly made...a period piece that would have been moldy even twenty years ago.
| Original Score: F
belongs in the VH1 vault, never to be heard of again.
Some films are merely tired: This completely unoriginal Almost Famous wannabe is downright exhausted-and exhausting to sit through.
Unfortunately, the unconvincing fictional storyline Rosenbaum weaves around this solid musical base hits every meller cliche in the "self-destructive rock star" playbook.
Scott Rosenbaum's pallid grunge-messiah music pic neither burns out nor fades away -- try sputtering like a cigarette butt in a bottle of warm Bud Light.
| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Rosenbaum's film is 10 tracks of clichés, dutifully trading in drugs, daddy issues, attempted suicide, gunfights, hotel trashings, regret, artistic and romantic jealousy, betrayal, ecstasy, and tragedy.