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Cradle Will Rock Reviews

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May 6, 2018
The let's-put-on-a-show energy can be intoxicating. But man, does it take a long time to achieve that high.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 29, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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+
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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.
November 7, 2002
Tim Robbins' New Deal theatrical fable tries hard -- too hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
March 12, 2001
Good entertainment with superior acting performances and a stellar cast.
Full Review
January 1, 2000
A reach exceeding Robbins' grasp.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Robbins has made the classic mistake of thinking that art that's persecuted for its political ideals must be good art.
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
January 1, 2000
Writer-director Robbins serves up a hearty helping of history, politics and star power.
January 1, 2000
Knows how to get audiences clapping along.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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