Garage Days Reviews

August 5, 2003
Proyas is relentless in his attempts to infuse the material with visual zip, and in doing so, he only exacerbates its flimsiness.
July 18, 2003
A movie of shopworn riffs and borrowed noise, dressed up with considerable surface polish and glam production values.
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.
July 18, 2003
The jokes are as lame as they are tame.
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.
July 18, 2003
The characters are often sketchy at best.
July 18, 2003
Amiable but oddly amateurish.
July 18, 2003
The whole thing seems to fall victim to the failed sitcom syndrome.
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.
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.
July 18, 2003
A cheery, cheeky, youthful lark that it trips over its Doc Martens in the first few scenes and never gets up.
July 18, 2003
[A] sweet, delectable rock 'n' roll comedy.
July 18, 2003
A small-scale Australian musical with an appealing no-name cast whose charms are obscured by directorial self-indulgence.
July 18, 2003
A mainstream endeavor tricked out as an indie, Garage Days gives us plenty to look at but no reason to care.
July 17, 2003
For all its libidinous, chemically suggestive bombast, it's essentially a sweet-natured, modestly likable little film.
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.
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.
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.
October 20, 2002
In trying to create an air of libertine cool, Proyas succeeds in looking like someone who's trying too hard.