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The Rose Reviews

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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
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
May 22, 2015
The Rose isn't big but enormous.
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
September 9, 2005
A very compelling performance by Midler bolsters this musical biopic
| Original Score: 4/5
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+
November 8, 2004
Powerful story, brilliant central performance
| Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2004
For rock fans, this is pretty sacred stuff. It has its emotional moments.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 11, 2003
Lenny by way of John Waters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 8, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
February 25, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 20, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 9, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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