Killing Bono Reviews

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November 4, 2011
While Barnes and Sheehan are persuasive as the squabbling siblings, the music-biz mockery is blunt and obvious.
November 3, 2011
A shapeless rock-music caper that, like its deluded antihero, just doesn't know when to stop.
November 3, 2011
the story of what would charitably be called a wackadoo
November 3, 2011
There's a difference between "funny" and "comedy," and the movie adaptation of Killing Bono tries way too hard to be nutty, at the expense of just getting across what McCormick knows.
November 1, 2011
The migraine of a story arc needed sharp comedy reflexes or, at least, a live-wire/slummy star turn and got neither.
October 31, 2011
Killing Bono never really gets going, mostly because it has no real idea of how to convey joy, pain, or any type of emotional progression.
October 31, 2011
Don't expect any factual expose about the formative years of U2; this is more of a rock farce in which the band is sort of a plot device.
July 6, 2011
It's awash with broad humour, comedic contrivances and sitcom setups.
April 4, 2011
Feeds off a tenuous U2 connection to give a not-very-interesting tale of a rock'n'roll failure a higher profile.
April 3, 2011
Dialogue is occasionally sharp, even genuinely funny at times, but not often enough to support the farcical antics of the last act.
April 1, 2011
The music is terrible, and for a comedy it's chronically short of laughs.
March 31, 2011
Though Nick Hamm directs with zest, the script by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, adapting rock critic Neil McCormick's autobiography, is low on laughs.
March 31, 2011
We still haven't found what we're looking for.
March 31, 2011
This isn't homicide, it's hagiography.
March 31, 2011
Hamm, working from a script co-written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, seems unable to decide what tone he's aiming for - broad knockabout comedy or bittersweet reminiscence.
March 30, 2011
A clever idea that can't find its feet on the bigger stage.
March 30, 2011
A drearily familiar tale of a band's life on the road. With added Bono.
March 27, 2011
I've not been this disappointed by a movie's title since that Penelope Cruz film Blow turned out to be about a drug dealer.
March 23, 2011
Comes with preposterous embellishments - a criminal subplot here, an assassination attempt there - and a lily-livered eagerness to depict Bono as the nicest singer ever to walk the earth.