FM Reviews

July 20, 2019
The "us against the establishment" plotline is hoary and silly, and the movie fares better when it focuses on specific character incidents rather than any greater themes.
August 14, 2013
Mull, as a spaced-out DJ, steals the show, emanating energy with which neither the other actors nor the music can compete.
April 21, 2010
FM, for all its ingratiating players, is an unredeemable mess that can't even make it to simplistic.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Dugan, who's heavily into the music biz, is against commercials on commercial radio (but since QSKY pumps out an endless stream of Ronstadt, the Eagles and Queen, wouldn't a few mindless jingles go unnoticed?)
November 7, 2005
May 9, 2005
A preposterously self-serving variation on 1960's themes.
June 10, 2004
April 24, 2003
Completely of its time.
May 30, 2001
It gets the standard rock-movie formula backwards by trying to base a revolution around some of the safest, least revolutionary music in the history of rock.
January 1, 2000
Embarrassing youth cult film, founded on the shaky premise that the staff of a "progressive" LA rock station have to fight their management for the right to play Olivia Newton-John.