Great Balls of Fire Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
June 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
July 25, 2002
Surely contains some quality components, but the movie as a whole may leave an unpleasant taste in your mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 64/100
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
August 26, 2009
Fire is a fascinating, often terribly compelling failure. Much like Lewis's life, I suppose.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
June 30, 1989
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 5, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
August 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
December 6, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 26, 2003
Ryder and Quaid seem to be in two different movies, but Baldwin is brilliant.
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 17, 2002
Dennis Quaid is amazing, this could be the film of his career
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
November 4, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
June 20, 2003
An outrageous bio-pic with Quaid over the top as Jerry Lee Lewis
| Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 17, 2005
Dennis Quaid actually manages to make Jerry Lee Lewis likeable.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
November 15, 2005
Quaid is surprisingly good and has plenty of fun in this musical biopic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
March 19, 2009
Underrated Dennis Quad performance as rocker Jerry Lee Lewis.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
November 18, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 8, 2005
Vastly entertaining biopic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Eve Zibart
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Caryn James
New York Times
August 30, 2004

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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