• R, 2 hr. 3 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Cameron Crowe
    In Theaters:
    Sep 15, 2000 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 13, 2001
  • DreamWorks SKG

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Almost Famous Reviews

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Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian

God has truly blessed Cameron Crowe. I know this because Crowe is one of the few people in the world who can nostalgically look back on their teenage years and not see personal misery and suffering.

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January 1, 2000
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Neither as outright funny nor as resonant as it seems to want to be.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 9, 2008
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Crowe softens just about everything, as if he didn't want to hurt the feelings of anyone he knew back then.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

July 23, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Suffers from a strange fakeness.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 3, 2003
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Almost a movie, full of great ideas for characters and situations, but not yet able to make them as persuasive or affecting as it thinks they are.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: C+

January 10, 2003
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Panoramic yet cozy, enthusiastically glib, Almost Famous suggests a universe of interlocking sitcoms.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
John Anderson
Newsday
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The entire movie is as consequential as the Raspberries' greatest hits.

January 1, 2000
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 2/4

October 18, 2008
Christopher Kelly
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

[Crowe] seems to be remembering experiences that he doesn't have a hold on, and emotions that he's never completely sorted out for himself.

January 1, 2000
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

A nostalgia factory of popular music that is less a movie than it is a vehicle for baby boomer reminiscence.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

May 2, 2001
John Wrathall
Sight and Sound

These characters have none of the passion and incipient mania that made Jerry Maguire -- or John Cusack's Lloyd Dobler in Crowe's debut Say Anything -- so engaging.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

April 13, 2001
Ben Varkentine
PopMatters

The moments are too pat, the jokes too predictable, and the whole thing lacks the sprawl of life, the verisimilitude that would sell the story.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

January 1, 2000
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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A sweet but curiously unfulfilling story.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
James Verniere
Boston Herald

| Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Its groupie body lacks gonzo bones.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

January 1, 2000
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Almost Famous isn't half bad, but I have to say that after 120 minutes of it, I was more than ready to flee, lest the cast break into another group version of 'Tiny Dancer.'

January 1, 2000
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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It's a lot like being invited to a friend's house to watch home movies, but he keeps the real stuff locked up and shows old programs he taped from television instead.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 1, 2000
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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This is the celluloid version of a glossy magazine feature -- easily perused, modestly entertaining, the kind of piece designed to please the publisher by not taxing (or offending) the reader.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 19, 2002
Stuart Klawans
The Nation

It's a well-modulated, immensely likable picture that's finally too polite for both its subject matter and its critical theme.

March 3, 2005
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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None of the non-musical components on the screen matched the excitement of the music.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 27, 2007
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Mac Verstandig
Entertainment Insiders
October 18, 2008
Nate Yapp
CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews

Full Review Source: Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews | Original Score: 8/5

January 1, 2000
Fiona A. Villella
Senses of Cinema
May 30, 2001
Peter Keough
Anchorage Press

October 18, 2008
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
October 18, 2008
Mark Ramsey
MovieJuice!
October 18, 2008

Ebert & Roeper
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January 1, 2000

National Post

January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

ComingSoon.net
November 14, 2002

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June 18, 2012
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