Cradle Will Rock Reviews

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May 7, 2018
The let's-put-on-a-show energy can be intoxicating. But man, does it take a long time to achieve that high.
November 30, 2017
It is impossible to take the show seriously, as put together in Mr. Robbins's cliche-jammed version...
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?
December 6, 2005
December 8, 2002
April 3, 2002
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.
February 27, 2001
January 1, 2001
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.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
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.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
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
A confused, unrefined agitprop movie.
January 1, 2000
A reach exceeding Robbins' grasp.
January 1, 2000
Willfully superficial.
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