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Empire Records Reviews

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January 1, 2000
If the movie is a lost cause, it may at least showcase actors who have better things ahead of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 26, 2006
Overall, fatally ersatz but good natured at heart.
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
July 16, 2003
...things just move quickly from one person's conflicts to another, with little momentum or feeling of satisfaction.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 3, 2003
[Leaves the] impression of artificiality.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
March 20, 2003
The Empire Strikes Out . . . lame Gen-X "comedy" that falls completely flat . . . Go rent CLERKS
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 12, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 30, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
June 22, 2003
Leaves you with the sensation of having chewed a piece of bubblegum until well after its flavour ran dry.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 8, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
August 7, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
July 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 11, 2008
A soundtrack in search of a movie, Empire Records is one teen-music effort that never finds a groove.
August 11, 2008
Insubstantial, predictable and often dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 25, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 2007
Lovably sloppy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2008
One of the hippest and most enjoyable movies of the 90s. This ROCKS!
| Original Score: 4/5
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