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.
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.
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.
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
November 7, 2002
Tim Robbins' New Deal theatrical fable tries hard -- too hard.
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March 19, 2002
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.
March 12, 2001
Good entertainment with superior acting performances and a stellar cast.
January 1, 2000
This one's entertaining and educational.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Marvelous, provocative entertainment.
January 1, 2000
Rock actually rocks out as one of the year's most purely entertaining movies.
January 1, 2000
Proves to be a very apt title; it sways haphazardly for a while, but it does eventually find its steady rhythm.
January 1, 2000
There is a lot of material to cover here, and Robbins covers it in a way that will be fascinating to people who know the period -- to whom names like Welles, Rockefeller, Hearst and Rivera mean something.
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