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Rent Reviews

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December 8, 2005
If you feed them, beware. They won't leave you alone and they won't sit in your lap and purr, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 8, 2005
However electrifying Rent may have seemed on Broadway a decade ago, on the big screen its musical and dramatic shortcomings can't be ignored.
December 6, 2005
Taking the film Rent on its own terms, it succeeds as rock opera, and its likely target audience won't be upset that the original lovely, lyrical score has been translated to a group of mostly pounding rock songs.
December 6, 2005
The material is real, and Columbus goes at it head-on, moving from dialogue to song and back again without awkwardness or apology.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2005
Rent, for all its feel-good desperation and plague-battered bonhomie, arrives in theatres with the curious but unmistakable air of an artifact from another time, even another world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 6, 2005
Constantly dragged down into mediocrity by Chris Columbus' dreary, rhythm-challenged direction.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 5, 2005
Dated Rent
December 2, 2005
"Rent" is worth saving up for.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
December 2, 2005
Columbus has made his finest, most emotionally rich film yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 1, 2005
You may not leave the theater humming a happy tune, but if you're a fan of this musical, I'm sure you'll find it a treat.
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December 1, 2005
'Rent' has so much going for it..a viable storyline, rich, likeable characters, and plenty of toe-tapping, snappy, memorable songs.
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December 1, 2005
The outre flip side of Friends... Larson's Big Apple is smaller and seedier than most, and ripe for parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 1, 2005
Evict them.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 1, 2005
For those who dig Larson's vision, Rent is a wild, emotional rush through the cold streets and tattered bodies and souls, with gripping music to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
December 1, 2005
Although it is indeed an entertaining and noble attempt to bring the hugely popular Broadway musica Rent to the big screen, something is unfortunately lost in the translation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 1, 2005
There were times where I was convinced that '525,600 minutes' wasn't a lyric, but the actual running time of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 30, 2005
Easy to like and even easier to hum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 30, 2005
"Rent" needed to be directed by a Martin Scorsese or a Spike Lee, a director with both a gift for gritty material and a confidence and familiarity with shooting New York City.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 30, 2005
while I can admire the film for its efforts, Rent comes across as a somewhat lackluster performance when compared to the stage version that I so dearly love.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
November 29, 2005
A stylistic mess all around.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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