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The Rose Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 11, 2015
Bette Midler's turn as the self-destructive yet sympathetic Rose is a tour de force, and there are nice contributions from Frederic Forrest and, in one powerhouse scene, Harry Dean Stanton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 3, 2015
Were it not a fictional feature film, The Rose might very well be considered one of the best concert documentaries of the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Melissa Anderson
May 22, 2015
The Rose isn't big but enormous.
Noel Murray
The Dissolve
May 18, 2015
The Rose wouldn't work without the full commitment of Midler, who always seems poised between a bawdy guffaw and thick mascara tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
September 9, 2005
A very compelling performance by Midler bolsters this musical biopic
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 25, 2005
Simply riveting, Bette Midler gives a volcanic, Oscar-nominated performance in this loose adaptation of the tragic life of singer Janis Joplin.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 8, 2004
Powerful story, brilliant central performance
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
For rock fans, this is pretty sacred stuff. It has its emotional moments.
| Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 11, 2003
Lenny by way of John Waters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Cole Smithey
March 8, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 25, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 20, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 5, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
August 9, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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