Cradle Will Rock (1999)

Cradle Will Rock (1999)

Cradle Will Rock



Critic Consensus: Witty and provocative.

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The art and theater world of 1930s New York City is the backdrop for the new Touchstone Pictures film "Cradle Will Rock." As labor strikes break out throughout the country, New York City is alive with a burgeoning cultural revolution. "Cradle Will Rock" is a tapestry of interwoven stories: Nelson Rockefeller commissions Mexican artist Diego Rivera to paint the lobby of Rockefeller Center, while Italian propagandist Margherita Sarfatti sells Da Vincis to millionaires to fund the Mussolini war … More

Rating: R (for some language and sexuality)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Tim Robbins
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 16, 2000
Buena Vista Pictures - Official Site


as Marc Blitzstein

as Diego Rivera

as Hazel Huffman

as Nelson Rockefeller

as John Houseman

as Gray Mathers

as Hallie Flanagan

as Orson Welles

as Tommy Crickshaw

as Countess LaGrange

as Margherita Sarfatti

as John Adair

as Aldo Silvano

as Olive Stanton

as Harry Hopkins

as Larry

as Frank Marvel

as Sophie Silvano

as Dulce Fox

as Sandra Mescal

as Will Geer

as Congressman Starnes

as Bert Weston

as Canada Lee

as Augusta Weissberger

as Hiram Sherman

as Abe Feder

as George Zorn

as National Guardsman

as Lucille Schly

as Alma Dixon

as Lehman Engel

as Trombone

as Alto Saxaphone

as Percussion

as Donald O'Hara

as Pierre De Rohan

as Beaver Man

as Beaver Woman

as Beaver Accordion Acc...

as William Randolph Hea...

as Marion Davies

as Congressman Starnes

as Chairman Martin Dies

as Paul Edwards

as Butler

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Giovanna

as Puppeteer

as Vaudeville Theatre M...

as Plate Twirler

as Assistant Plate Twir...

as Bertol Brecht

as Eva Blitzstein

as `Joe Worker' Singer

as Liberty Committee No...

as Liberty Committee No...

as Dream Larry Foreman

as Dream Cop

as Protester

as Protester

as Frida Kahlo

as Worker in Theatre

as Man on Street

as Carpenter

as Man in Line

as Administrator

as Disgruntled Worker N...

as Disgruntled Worker N...

as Disgruntled Worker N...

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as William Randolph Hea...
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Critic Reviews for Cradle Will Rock

All Critics (94) | Top Critics (25)

Remarkably complex, funny and thought-provoking.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Robbins has made the classic mistake of thinking that art that's persecuted for its political ideals must be good art.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Robbins is so convinced of his movie's political correctness that he couldn't see its lack of dramatic cohesion or luster.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

A confused, unrefined agitprop movie.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
Top Critic

Willfully superficial.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Village Voice
Top Critic

Art and politics and ideals; mature.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Cradle Will Rock

Huge cast made it fun to watch, along with the 30's atmosphere. Yet another example of how John and Joan Cusack cannot be apart in movies (much to my dismay). I had no idea the 30's had so much anti communist attacks. A neat piece of history. I especially liked Diego's painting.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

painful, self indulgent exercise in tedium

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Oh Tim, Tim Tim. Your storm of political correctness has resulted in this film that no one went to see...for good reason. It is probably one of the most boring additions to film lore. You can do better buddy.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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