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Garage Days Reviews

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David Stratton
Variety
June 19, 2008
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Denver Post
July 31, 2003
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
July 18, 2003
A movie of shopworn riffs and borrowed noise, dressed up with considerable surface polish and glam production values.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
July 18, 2003
Garage Days feels like a movie that belongs in the garage; it's where you put things that you can't quite dismiss, but don't really like enough to have cluttering up your actual living quarters.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
July 18, 2003
The jokes are as lame as they are tame.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 18, 2003
The characters are often sketchy at best.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 18, 2003
Amiable but oddly amateurish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
July 18, 2003
The whole thing seems to fall victim to the failed sitcom syndrome.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
July 18, 2003
Director Alex Proyas tries to serve up a good-spirited romp, but by the time this one arrives at its welcome conclusion, you may well have had enough 'lively, eye-popping' filmmaking to last the rest of the year.
| Original Score: C
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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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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
July 18, 2003
A cheery, cheeky, youthful lark that it trips over its Doc Martens in the first few scenes and never gets up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
July 18, 2003
[A] sweet, delectable rock 'n' roll comedy.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 18, 2003
A small-scale Australian musical with an appealing no-name cast whose charms are obscured by directorial self-indulgence.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
July 18, 2003
A mainstream endeavor tricked out as an indie, Garage Days gives us plenty to look at but no reason to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
July 17, 2003
For all its libidinous, chemically suggestive bombast, it's essentially a sweet-natured, modestly likable little film.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 17, 2003
After spending 10 minutes in the company of such characters ... I began to wish that I was watching a Kenny G biopic instead.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 17, 2003
This movie could only work if the jokes were funny, and writers David Warner and Michael Udesky don't deliver the goods.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
July 16, 2003
Feels like a filmmaker trying to get in touch with roots he doesn't really have.
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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
July 15, 2003
It's clear that the band's internecine struggles -- even with their ante upped by infidelity, addiction, and pregnancy -- aren't going to provide enough grist for Proyas's visual mill.
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Erin Free
Hollywood Reporter
October 20, 2002
In trying to create an air of libertine cool, Proyas succeeds in looking like someone who's trying too hard.