Almost Famous Reviews

October 18, 2008
July 23, 2007
Crowe softens just about everything, as if he didn't want to hurt the feelings of anyone he knew back then.
April 27, 2007
None of the non-musical components on the screen matched the excitement of the music.
March 3, 2005
It's a well-modulated, immensely likable picture that's finally too polite for both its subject matter and its critical theme.
June 3, 2003
Suffers from a strange fakeness.
January 10, 2003
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.
March 19, 2002
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.
May 2, 2001
A nostalgia factory of popular music that is less a movie than it is a vehicle for baby boomer reminiscence.
April 13, 2001
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.
January 1, 2000
[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
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.
January 1, 2000
Its groupie body lacks gonzo bones.
January 1, 2000
The entire movie is as consequential as the Raspberries' greatest hits.
January 1, 2000
A sweet but curiously unfulfilling story.
January 1, 2000
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.
January 1, 2000
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
January 1, 2000
Panoramic yet cozy, enthusiastically glib, Almost Famous suggests a universe of interlocking sitcoms.
January 1, 2000
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.