Good Vibrations Reviews

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February 13, 2019
D'Sa and Leyburn's good-natured drama is a heartwarmer for sure, managing to capture the essence and spirit of a memorable moment in music history with the minimum of contrivance.
August 31, 2018
Technically a great biopic, but it's an even rarer and more precious animal: a great rock 'n' roll movie.
August 23, 2018
Overall the feel, the music and the spirit of the biopic is a fresh take.
November 6, 2017
A jubilant, exciting look at a movement known primarily for its irascible nature.
September 8, 2017
Good Vibrations reminds us of the role punk music played in expressing the frustration and rage of a disenfranchised generation.
June 29, 2014
The film does most things by the book but it's still an interesting biopic about a person that you probably won't be familiar with.
June 19, 2014
The team behind Good Vibrations have made a film that is determined to live up to its title, and does so.
June 12, 2014
Chock full of vigour, great punk tunes and larrikin wit, this feel-good film tells the story of Terri Hooley, a man who brings music to a battered 1970s Belfast.
June 12, 2014
An extraordinary labour of love about an even more extraordinary labour of love.
June 12, 2014
The gleaming, beaming centrepiece of this boisterous period piece is [Richard] Dormer's magnetic performance. Continually risking himself and his tiny store, he channels the passion and defiance embedded in the music he loves.
June 11, 2014
If the recent Proclaimers musical Sunshine on Leith was too sugar-sweet for your liking, this relatively ragged affair will do the trick just nicely.
June 4, 2014
In the charming if somewhat predictable Good Vibrations, popular culture proves able to match the firepower of divisive politics.
May 24, 2014
There are many flourishes in this film, from visual playfulness to devices that rapidly move us through story elements, to touches of magic realism
May 24, 2014
Set on a backdrop of 70s Belfast replete with bombs and conflict, passion for life is the central theme for this offbeat and up-beat film in which punk and new wave music unites the un-uniteable
December 19, 2013
A love song to both the power of both music and determined political resistance.
April 12, 2013
The undercurrent mixture of aggression and delirium is helped by the fact that Terri Hooley's bearded visage at times mixes the psycho side of some of Robert De Niro's characters with comical Robin Williams.
April 9, 2013
It's the background of the Troubles that gives this rousing biopic its edge.
April 1, 2013
Richard Dormer is immensely likable as Hooley, and Karl Johnson brings a dour conviction to his father, an elderly disillusioned communist who finds spiritual victory in electoral defeat.
March 29, 2013
Never mind the mouthpieces: this one goes out to all the folks who know the true meaning of 'no surrender'. Go early. Go often. Bring the family.
March 29, 2013
The story of Belfast's "godfather of punk" is told with plenty of groovy style to match the 1970s setting, mixing the music with colourful locations and lively characters.
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