Rude Awakening Reviews

July 11, 2014
It's far from being a professional job, but Rude Awakening probably wouldn't be as much fun if it were.
July 11, 2014
The movie is very uneven, but it does manage to do a couple of crucial things that those tributes haven't. It shows us the zany heart of '60s counterculture, and it reminds us that the zaniness was a form of political expression.
July 11, 2014
It's hard to be against a movie that's against war. Which is the most enthusiastic thing you can say about Rude Awakening, a witty concept that never quite materializes into a movie.
July 11, 2014
Rude Awakening is utterly without merit, and its "give-peace-a-chance" message during the final credits is lame to the point of being offensive.
January 14, 2011
A sincere, somewhat nuanced, relatively uncliched, and actually judicious look at both the 60s and 80s and what they mean in relation to each other.
June 24, 2006
Only Louise Lasser, as the vivacious owner of the Nouveau Woodstock vegetarian restaurant, gives any hint of what might have been achieved with a little imagination.
May 20, 2003
The idea is a good one, but Rude Awakening is otherwise short of ideas. It is a collection of occasionally funny scenes that play as black-out sketches.
January 1, 2000
The dialogue of the characters is half-witted, their actions are inexplicable, and to the degree that they possess personalities, they are boring, self-important clods.
January 1, 2000
A stupefyingly idiotic comedy about the way we were vs. the way we are.