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Cradle Will Rock Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Art and politics and ideals; mature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Gonsalves
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brandon Judell
August 6, 2006
Bertolt Brecht is probably doing somersaults of joy in his grave or wherever his remains happen to be.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Cradle Will Rock is a far from perfect film, but it's never less than fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
Trust writer-director Tim Robbins to know how to tickle an audience while making a political point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
September 23, 2003
Al final, se convierte en una colorida celebración del arte como forma de expresión, como compromiso de trabajo y como medio de reivindicación de justicia.
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Tim Robbins' New Deal theatrical fable tries hard -- too hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
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.
Full Review| Original Score: 4.5
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
March 12, 2001
Good entertainment with superior acting performances and a stellar cast.
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Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
A reach exceeding Robbins' grasp.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Charles Taylor
January 1, 2000
Robbins has made the classic mistake of thinking that art that's persecuted for its political ideals must be good art.
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
In his enthusiasm to both educate and entertain, Robbins has grossly overreached his abilities to formulate a digestible narrative, piling on stories, characters, issues and political debate such that the film begins to feel incomprehensibly and oppressiv

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Writer-director Robbins serves up a hearty helping of history, politics and star power.
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Knows how to get audiences clapping along.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Don Kaye
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
This one's entertaining and educational.
Top Critic
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Willfully superficial.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
January 1, 2000
If you've got some time to kill and have seen everything else, put this on your list."
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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