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Tommy Reviews

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January 2, 2017
Most definitely a musical gem with the Who and everyone in the cast at their best.
Top Critic
May 6, 2013
One thing is sure: there has never been a movie musical quite like Tommy, a weird, crazy, wonderfully excessive version of The Who's rock opera.
April 15, 2011
An anything-goes phantasmagoria that pushes at the borders of good taste and good sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2011
Trippy rock opera with drug references and sexual imagery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2010
The core essence of Tommy lies in the quivering carriage of Ann-Margret and her heroic personification of Russell's funhouse directorial approach.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 26, 2010
Emphasizing the sensual and musical elements of the rock opera, Ken Russell brings his excessive visual flourishes to the material and also get good performances from Ann-Margret and Oliver Reed, resulting in an original musical movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 26, 2009
Ken Russell's filmization of Tommy is spectacular in nearly every way.
March 16, 2006
Quite the gaudy mind-blower.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
May 9, 2005
It's all fairly excessive and far from subtle, but in this case good taste would have been wildly inappropriate and a fearful drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2005
It is an extravagant musical curiosity, or Baby Boomer time capsule, if nothing else.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 28, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
The effect is exhilarating and exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
October 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 17, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
March 25, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
March 2, 2003
Russell reveals that even such a liberating relation to pop can itself become commodified.
December 29, 2002
I know how nearly every shot was done by this point, but that hasn't dimmed what is to me the essential magic of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 11, 2002
Quirky, although not altogether successful, cinematic reading of The Who's rock opera.
| Original Score: 3/5
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