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Fame Reviews

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April 28, 2018
Fame isn't only the best musical of the summer, it's one of the best films of any genre -- a fresh and funky, sassy and brassy, gutty and gritty, slick and smart piece of work.
April 21, 2011
Director Alan Parker has reinvented effectively the old musical movie genre of let's put on a show in a way that speaks directly to younger viewers
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 19, 2010
Raw look at teen life more shocking than you might recall.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 8, 2010
The song and dance scenes are hard to beat in terms of sheer energy and atmosphere, but the dramatic storylines leave several loose ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 26, 2009
Nearly thirty years after its debut, Alan Parker's Fame remains, in its way, even fresher than its glossy 2009 remake
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 9, 2008
Alan Parker has come up with an exposure for some of the most talented youngsters seen on screen in years. There isn't a bad performance in the lot.
April 6, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
July 28, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
A genuine treasure, moving and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 30, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
April 11, 2004
As Fame begins to unspool and you realize that the movie's a lot more endearingly grimy and profane than you recall...just blame it on that stupid TV knockoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2003
Infectious and moving and sometimes bittersweet.
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2003
A rambling, emotionally involving, and exuberent movie with flashes of cinematic poetry.
May 24, 2003
It's telling that this film is best remembered for its music and dancing: its attempts at serious ensemble drama have mixed results.
January 9, 2003
One of the finest dramas ever about teen life
| Original Score: 5/5
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