Killing Bono Reviews

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August 9, 2017
Despite having plenty of guns, drugs and danger,[Killing Bono] isn't really all that dark.
November 11, 2011
An amusingly fluffy musical biopic.
November 4, 2011
A charming admixture of "Goodfellas" and "Almost Famous," "Killing Bono" is a fanciful rock tale that is nevertheless based on a true story.
November 3, 2011
Hamm's movie is sparky and fun, and full of affectionate pokes at the '80s music scene. It's also, in terms of music biopics, probably better than the real thing.
November 3, 2011
Neil's not a very likable protagonist - he's actually often awful - but who can't relate to that nagging certainty that one's destined for great things?
November 1, 2011
Amadeus it's not, but as light transitional music, the film-which has Pete Postlethwaite's final performance, as a swishy landlord-is tuneful enough.
October 18, 2011
It's certainly lightweight, but there's nothing at all wrong with that. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
October 13, 2011
Killing Bono's rise-and-fall arc is a little predictable, but the cast is spirited and U2 fans should get a kick out of the references to the band's early days.
September 6, 2011
Like an overlong guitar solo, the film sags badly in the middle as mouthy Neil sabotages his own career again and again, but co-writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais provide plenty of gags and the performances are full of vim.
July 9, 2011
Funny, irreverent, slightly bitter, and brimming with self-importance and self-loathing.
July 4, 2011
This cleverly conceived, behind-the-scenes tale features fine lead performances and enough nods to the epic group's early days to interest fans outside the U.K.
April 6, 2011
[O]ne of the most painfully funny movies I've ever seen... plays like a satire on rags-to-riches clichs even though it's mostly true...
April 4, 2011
Killing Bono is an amusing, knockabout contribution to a sub-genre of rock movies about bands and rock stars that didn't quite reach the top or fell by the wayside...
April 1, 2011
Killing Bono is entertaining for the first hour but then goes off the boil with a couple of ludicrous criminal subplots and too many scenes of the brothers trying and failing to make it big.
April 1, 2011
hough overlong and sometimes patchy, this Irish comedy from Nick Hamm is a lively corrective to some of the more solemn portrayals of rock's nether regions.
March 31, 2011
A good-natured, boisterous comedy with a Likely Lads feel.
March 31, 2011
An extremely enjoyable, very well performed romp that extracts surprisingly mileage from a story about failure.
March 31, 2011
Nick Hamm's film only evokes the era in a passably plasticky Britcom way, but no one was expecting a masterpiece. I'm just glad it was this enjoyable.
March 31, 2011
Vividly captures the frustrating randomness of fame.
March 30, 2011
Killing Bono completes a neat hat-trick and should be seen by anyone who has ever dreamed - and failed - to become a rock god.
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