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Cradle Will Rock Reviews

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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
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 1, 2000
Willfully superficial.
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.
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
November 29, 2017
It is impossible to take the show seriously, as put together in Mr. Robbins's cliche-jammed version...
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
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
Read More | Original Score: 69/100
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
A confused, unrefined agitprop movie.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
When the final shot of a modern Disney-controlled Times Square bludgeons the point home one last time, you realize that the cradle rocked, fell and landed with a big, dumb thud.
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