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The Rocker Reviews

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October 14, 2012
The Rocker is more Keane than Keith Moon: slow, safe and about as edgy as a tangerine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2011
More fun than a fifth of Rebel Yell and a bag of Quaaludes.
February 6, 2009
...an agreeable, sporadically hilarious comedy that benefits substantially from the almost uniformly strong performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 21, 2008
A whacked-out, superannuated, would-be rock star might seem to be too easy a comic target, but Wilson gives this sad sack so many fresh twists that he never wears out his welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 20, 2008
Just when you think the dog days of summer movies are upon us along comes a hilarious sleeper hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 17, 2008
As a movie, it may not rock, but it rolls along nicely enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
October 17, 2008
Essentially covering the same playlist as Jack Black's School of Rock, The Rocker is a good-natured, live-the-dream lark in which the one-liners score hits but the slapstick continually misses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2008
Just the feelgood movie that everyone needs at the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2008
Director Peter Cattaneo will probably never repeat his Full Monty success, but even in its mediocre patches one senses a renewed eagerness to entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2008
A decent US ensemble cast includes regulars from Curb Your Enthusiasm and, though the pacing is too slack, some silly one-liners help to make up for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2008
The Rocker is certainly not This Is Spinal Tap, but it is fair to moderate entertainment and Rainn Wilson holds it all together energetically.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2008
Essentially a Will Ferrell Lite movie, this toothless comedy has a likeable central performance from Rainn Wilson and several hilariously spiky side characters. But it never quite hits its comical stride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 16, 2008
Likeable, if predictable comedy, enlivened by strong comic performances from Rainn Wilson and a talented supporting cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2008
Delivers what it promises and satisfies the filmmakers' objectives (even if it isn't my kinda movie), and despite its many predictable elements, has enough entertainment value to have elicited applause from the preview audience
August 24, 2008
Predictable, but fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4
August 22, 2008
One of the best things about this film is the insane commitment that Wilson has to get a laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 22, 2008
I had a really good time watching The Rocker. I laughed, I tapped my foot to the music, and I reveled in the extraordinary Rainn Wilson.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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