A mediocre satire of heavy rock bands.
Oct 16 - 10:48 PM
You're right he is dumb
Dec 16 - 02:19 PM
we all love bashing people do we? because we all dont care about others opinions. do we?
Jan 30 - 09:34 AM
This movie is funny. Far from mediocre, Rob Reiner is one of the great directors of our time, and this movie hits all the right buttons. It captures the ego, the sheltered sense of entitlement and 'living in a bubble' attitude of not only rock musicians but all musicians. The scene with Derek, the metal detector, and the strategically placed foil-wrapped cucumber was funny in 1984, it's funny now, and will be funny in 3010. I think maybe they weren't watching the movie in Dubly.
May 26 - 11:49 AM
Well if writers from SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTICE say this is garbage, then it must be. Off to return my DVD!
Dec 16 - 12:16 PM
Mediocre? I'm sorry, but you must've watched the wrong movie.
Jan 3 - 08:44 PM
Mediocre?... Wow, either you have SUPREMELY high standards or you just didn't get the majority of this film's superb elements of comedic detail.
I'd bet on the latter.
Feb 18 - 03:40 AM
A mediocre review of an excellent film.
Jun 29 - 09:42 PM
Was it the Gospel According to Spinal Tap that did it for you? That pretentious ponderous collection of religious rock pslams? Pray tell, if this is a mediocre satire of heavy rock bands, which one's stand out in your minds? The "These go to eleven" scene is one of the funniest deadpan-delivered lines of all time.
Sep 14 - 05:10 PM
Where the Wild Things Are is 5/5 while this is 2/5...not in my book
Oct 20 - 03:30 PM
I am but a fledgling 17 years old and I contend that this is the funniest movie of all time. The "small breads" scene is hilarious not to mention the "goes to 11" amp scene and just the hilarity of the movie. Not to mention that this movie will forever withstand the test of time--there are bands exactly like this one even today, twenty-six years later. Anybody who didn't enjoy this movie has no sense of what is funny.
Jan 11 - 02:57 PM
Jan 11 - 02:59 PM
You, sir, at 17 years old, are very wise beyond your years. I am 44 and saw this movie in 1984 at the theater when I was 18 years old, and it still is hilarious today and every bit as right-on with its satire as ever. Almost every scene in this movie is a classic. So many memorable lines - very quotable even today. "Just listen to the sustain - listen to it." (Holds up unplugged electric guitar)"I'm not hearing anything".""Well, you would - if it were playing.""There was a Stonehedge monument on stage in danger of being crushed by a dwarf!""Years ago, Spinal Tap was playing 5,000- 10,000 seat arenas, now they're playing 200-300 seat arenas. Do you think the band's popularity is waning?""No, I just think their audiences are becoming more selective."So many great lines!
Jul 27 - 06:59 PM