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Garage Days Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
September 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 17, 2005
...While the narrative is slight and trite, it is also well-observed
| Original Score: B
Wesley Lovell
Apollo Guide
January 16, 2005
A fantastically fun film even though it lacks lavish spectacle.
| Original Score: 83/100
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 7, 2003
Its sense of fun is infectious enough that it doesn't make a huge difference that it's light on the story side. Coupled with the visual style and the top-notch choice of music, it makes for a fun, if lightweight, experience.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Umbach
August 2, 2003
While the plot line may not be overly complicated and Lynchian, it is in no way formulaic or simple either. Proyas leaves you wanting you to see his characters thrive, not necessarily as a band, but as friends.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 28, 2003
Its tricksy stylishness... is more of a distraction than a tonic for the feeling that we've seen all this before.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 21, 2003
Proyas strays from the formula just often enough to keep us on our toes. The remainder is too slight and harmless to really condemn... even when it slips into cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 20, 2003
...[Alex Proyas'] over-the-top sensibility keeps this admittedly routine storyline from becoming an all-out bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
July 19, 2003
Proyas, an assured stylist, manages to elevate the film with a bright palette and an abundance of special effects.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 18, 2003
Though the storytelling is a bit lopsided, the slapdash quality is charming overall, and the movie benefits from colorful characters and a couple of hilarious scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
July 18, 2003
Fast, funny and extremely light.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 18, 2003
Amiable but oddly amateurish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

E! Online
July 18, 2003
While Garage Days tries a bit too hard to be cool and slips into a darker place than you might expect, you can tell that everyone here is having a good time.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 18, 2003
The movie has a lot of affection for these scruffy wannabes, and I liked the fact that they were not arrogant, aggressive types, but sort of average, with reasonable values and ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
July 18, 2003
[A] sweet, delectable rock 'n' roll comedy.
| Original Score: 3/5
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 17, 2003
Alex Proyas directs with high energy and brash innocence and has a grand time putting his technology and technique to work in such a lark.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Jan Stuart
July 17, 2003
For all its libidinous, chemically suggestive bombast, it's essentially a sweet-natured, modestly likable little film.
| Original Score: 3/4
Mark Athitakis
July 16, 2003
joyous, diverting, and often childish
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
July 16, 2003
It is one of the most sheerly entertaining films of the season and has all the ingredients to become a major hit with audiences.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
July 16, 2003
The visual trickery can be cool, and in fact the second major hallucination sequence features more imagination than the entirety of The Hulk
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