Empire Records Reviews

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March 29, 2019
The biggest audience laugh at a recent showing came when a guy deadpanned, "This movie speaks for our generation." The sun can't set too soon on this Empire.
March 29, 2019
If Clerks were written by TV hacks, it might feel something like this.
March 29, 2019
It was never on the cards that Allan Moyle, the director of Pump Up the Volume, would deliver an authentic study of modern youth with his new film Empire Records. But the picture is barely even set on this planet, let alone in this era.
March 29, 2019
A lousy comic drama about the efforts of some independent record store employees to maintain the integrity of their business.
March 29, 2019
Likeable if faintly preposterous.
March 29, 2019
The movie is too blatant a throwback to crass '80s teen fodder to really work.
January 1, 2019
A great nineties film-if you never actually experienced the nineties.
December 13, 2018
Empire Records strikes a chord with people because of not in spite of its flaws. It's a fun, immensely enjoyable celebration of the irrepressible optimism of youth.
August 27, 2017
A sweetheart of a movie, enough to make up for its clattering screenplay.
May 28, 2016
It's high on charm and low on quality; the writing is pedestrian at best, the characters are paper-thin, and director Allan Moyle lets the music do the heavy lifting.
August 11, 2008
Insubstantial, predictable and often dull.
August 11, 2008
A soundtrack in search of a movie, Empire Records is one teen-music effort that never finds a groove.
April 19, 2008
One of the hippest and most enjoyable movies of the 90s. This ROCKS!
August 14, 2007
Lovably sloppy.
January 26, 2006
Overall, fatally ersatz but good natured at heart.
July 14, 2005
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July 31, 2003
For all its faults, the good-natured, quirky humour that this for the most part offers ultimately makes it very hard to dislike.
July 16, 2003
...things just move quickly from one person's conflicts to another, with little momentum or feeling of satisfaction.
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