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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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Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Remarkably complex, funny and thought-provoking.
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
A reach exceeding Robbins' grasp.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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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.
Sandra Ramani
January 1, 2000
Unquestionably repetitive and simplistic.
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
The story, being true, is compelling and political enough for Robbins to make his point. But the film becomes a bludgeon and the musical, finally brought off, is a farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tony Toscano
January 1, 2000
The direction of the film is so slow that I got carpal tunnel syndrome from raising my hand so often to check the time.
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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
None of the characters are compelling, and, if the movie had aired on television, I'm sure I would have turned it off long before it was over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Anderson
January 1, 2000
Robbins is so convinced of his movie's political correctness that he couldn't see its lack of dramatic cohesion or luster.
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