Suck

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50%

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Average Rating: 3.2/5

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A bottom-shelf bar band gets a second shot at the big time when they're transformed into vampires and start to develop a loyal following. Joey (Rob Stefaniuk) fronts The Winners, a go-nowhere rock group accustomed to playing empty bowling alleys and deserted bars. They've never had a hit, and their manager Jeff (Dave Foley) voids them like the plague. Dumped by his girlfriend and advised by a sinister bartender (Alice Cooper) to simply snuff it, Joey keeps plugging away at his dreams until the one fateful night when everything changes. Hours after disappearing to an after party with a creepy goth guy (Dimitri Coats), sexy bass player Jennifer (Jessica Paré) shows up lacking more pigment than usual. Before long the Winners are dining on groupies, and dominating the charts. But their success has come at a particularly high price, and when Joey has the opportunity to set things right, he prepares to make the biggest decision of his life. Also featuring Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, Moby, and Malcolm McDowell. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Suck

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

  • [Not] to be confused with the current Twilight-glomming insta-spoof Vampires Suck -- but that doesn't mean it's an altogether sharper comedy, either.

    Sep 2, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

    Tom Russo

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic
  • An indie-rock-scene satire (plus vampires) whose songlist vastly outweighs its laugh (let alone scare) quotient.

    Jul 6, 2010

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • Stefaniuk's directorial strengths lie in his creation of aesthetic...and mood. When the film is not self-conscious, it is extremely funny and while the subtext is noticeable, it's not overwhelming.

    May 18, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Like the obscure Vampire musical, ROCKULA- but, you know-good.

    Jul 27, 2010 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…
  • Cameos from the likes of Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, Moby, Iggy Pop, and Alex Lifeson would seem to indicate that this is something to watch...instead, they clue us in that these no-longer-young rockers will apparently do anything for a buck.

    Apr 28, 2010 | Full Review…
  • A weeknight rental for those who can appreciate material both broadly goofy and amusingly gory.

    Apr 6, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Suck

½

Oh so stupid funny. What's not to like? Rollicking fun with cameos by Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, etc. Campy rock horror flick. I really liked the songs, too.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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This movie sucks.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

½

A film that had no right to be good, and yet was consistently enjoyable. Not quite the next Rocky Horror like they're making it out to be, but certainly worth the watch.

Steve K
Steve K

Super Reviewer

½

Vampires in rock 'n' roll! Suck is a tongue-in-cheek rock'n'roll road movie with a sense of humour blacker than Dracula's hair. Writer-director-actor Rob Stefaniuk is clearly one to watch. He keeps things moving at a rollicking pace, incorporates some clever animation, and manages to get good performances from a cast that veries in experiences. An though his commentary on both the vampire trend and the fact that many artists have to lose their soul to attain success in music these days is far from subtle, we're never beaten over the head with the message.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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