Cradle Will Rock Reviews

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August 12, 2018
While writer-director Tim Robbins uses this entertaining film to touch upon capitalism and class warfare, he's mainly interested in championing artistic expression.
May 7, 2018
The let's-put-on-a-show energy can be intoxicating. But man, does it take a long time to achieve that high.
November 30, 2017
It is impossible to take the show seriously, as put together in Mr. Robbins's cliche-jammed version...
December 22, 2010
Art and politics and ideals; mature.
August 14, 2010
Art and politics collide in Tim Robbins' ambitious but not entirely successful effort to recreate a unique moment in American culture circa 1937.
March 31, 2008
Robbins eschews leftist diatribes for a bold cartoon version of history. It's as crowded and energetic as a big parade.
July 30, 2007
The movie's radical stance is that artists should get to do their art without being destroyed by mean rich people, and aren't we just wonderful for agreeing with that?
August 6, 2006
Bertolt Brecht is probably doing somersaults of joy in his grave or wherever his remains happen to be.
May 26, 2006
Cradle Will Rock is a far from perfect film, but it's never less than fascinating.
December 6, 2005
June 25, 2004
Trust writer-director Tim Robbins to know how to tickle an audience while making a political point.
September 23, 2003
Al final, se convierte en una colorida celebracin del arte como forma de expresin, como compromiso de trabajo y como medio de reivindicacin de justicia.
May 14, 2003
December 8, 2002
November 7, 2002
Tim Robbins' New Deal theatrical fable tries hard -- too hard.
April 3, 2002
Top Critic
March 19, 2002
March 8, 2002
You'll be hard-pressed to find a film as bloated and self-important as Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock, easily one of the worst movies in recent memory.
March 4, 2002
Cuts to the quick with its portrait of the shadow side of America where fear, greed, racial hatred, and power stifle those who believe in creativity and a fair share for all.
June 15, 2001
My companion got a BA in Music, has a Ph.D.,studied Art & Lit of the Depression, loves 30's music & STILL felt the movie was targeted to a niche more select than himself.
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