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.
August 19, 2008
The movie's so clever and endearing, you can forget the almost.
April 27, 2007
None of the non-musical components on the screen matched the excitement of the music.
February 9, 2006
It's a sweet-minded, picaresque story, woolly with some of its dramatic details, but stacked with attractions...
August 7, 2004
A blissfully sweet coming-of-age movie in which everyone, young and less young, comes of age.
October 3, 2002
The film shimmers with the irresistible pleasures that define Hollywood at its best -- it's polished like glass, funny, knowing and bright, and filled with characters whose lives are invariably sexier and more purposeful than our own.
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 8, 2001
A winner because Crowe dares to wear his heart on his sleeve. For this movie at least, he's with the band.
April 16, 2001
Even though the same points are made more than once, they are never less than entertaining, while Crowe resists the lazy route of plastering the soundtrack with 70s rock hits.
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
The performances ... have a beautiful, unforced naturalism, and the movie is laced with memorable moments.
January 1, 2000
It offers the kind of top-notch entertainment that has been sadly lacking in multiplexes this year.
January 1, 2000
A sweet but curiously unfulfilling story.
January 1, 2000
A rich, marvelous movie -- the kind that enchants on so many different levels, it leaves you feeling giddy.
January 1, 2000
Oh, what a lovely film. I was almost hugging myself while I watched it.
January 1, 2000
Penny Lane [is] played by Hudson with an intuitive lucidity that recalls the best work of her mother, Goldie Hawn.
January 1, 2000
See it and it'll stay with you as your own memories do: funny, poignant, bittersweet and irreplaceable.
January 1, 2000
The moral education that follows is fairly predictable ... but Crowe follows its contours with a sharp eye for detail and genuine sympathy for the pathos of some of the delusions involved.
January 1, 2000
In a wondrous, often beautiful way, that kind of [complete] honesty is the point of Crowe's new film.
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