Almost Famous Reviews

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March 7, 2018
In Almost Famous, writer-director Crowe is still contending with the dueling voices in his head, and he still can't bring himself to take the harsh road. His movie gives off the warm glow of mercy.
May 22, 2016
Cameron Crowe's thinly fictionalized autobiography is deftly poised between rosy affection, thoughtful remembrance, and giddy adolescent awe. As perhaps it should be.
April 7, 2015
For every scene that's a sturdy piece of observed wisdom about coming of age... there's another that's pure cheese.
February 28, 2014
The film itself -- a quasi-autobiography of writer-director Cameron Crowe -- is still good, but not as good as it seemed 14 years ago.
February 13, 2011
will satisfy many music fans for its honest portrayal of the rock-band life
January 21, 2011
...funny, joyous, touching, and moving...a very personal film and a most-universal one combined.
January 2, 2011
Great, but lots of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
November 18, 2010
Director Cameron Crowe won the Original Screenplay Oscar for his warmly nostalgic, often sharply observed memoir of his early days as a music journalist
September 25, 2010
Whether disappointed or elated, Cameron Crowe's observations are trenchant. Instinct is the greatest asset as idols let you down. That first gulp of passion in a profession can quench you for years. Quite often, bassists and drummers have little to say.
December 28, 2009
It's a world of brotherhood, groupies, the bright spotlight of fame, and the bitterness of business, packaged into a gushing, intuitive valentine from Crowe to his former magical life.
May 17, 2009
Cameron Crowe has a knack for making contagious movies that pull audiences into a whirlpool of situations that make you feel impossibly cool because his characters aren't near as cool as their surroundings imply.
April 29, 2009
A great love letter to classic rock...
October 18, 2008
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August 19, 2008
The movie's so clever and endearing, you can forget the almost.
August 7, 2008
Easily the best film on Crowe's already impressive roster.
May 9, 2008
The film's charm owes far more to its creator's brilliant writing than to his anonymous direction.
July 23, 2007
Crowe softens just about everything, as if he didn't want to hurt the feelings of anyone he knew back then.
July 14, 2007
Most of the film is a testament to Mr. Crowe's impressive grasp of the music industry, its relationships, and its particular definition of cool and uncool.
April 27, 2007
None of the non-musical components on the screen matched the excitement of the music.
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