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Not Fade Away Reviews

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Dale Roe
Austin American-Statesman
January 4, 2013
It's not a great film, but perhaps Chase is the victim of impossibly high expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 3, 2013
Filled with overly familiar '60s signifiers and narrative dead ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
December 29, 2012
The problem is, nobody told Chase his memories of the '60s and rock'n roll have long been clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Meyers
Orlando Weekly
January 4, 2013
God save us from boomer nostalgia and its endless idealization of the '60s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
January 4, 2013
Not Fade Away is the greenest film of the new year, recycling '60s cliches with alacrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
January 4, 2013
Fans of great 1960s rock and roll will love the incredible 40 song soundtrack but little else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Silver
EntertainmentTell
December 27, 2012
A totally by-the-numbers boomer nostalgia exercise, of the type we've already seen dozens of times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
December 20, 2012
Chase ... allows nostalgic feeling to be the sole reason for this, his first feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
October 23, 2012
It's a mute button movie, with the textures of the production worth all the attention Chase pays to them, while the rest of the effort slides around in a fog, waiting for inspiration that never arrives.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
October 6, 2012
...reaches for a grand statement about the period's intergenerational tensions and instead simply channels nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
January 4, 2013
'Not Fade Away' is as yesterday as eight-track. It works very hard at creating a mood and tempo for an era that is a turning point for most baby boomers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
February 2, 2013
Unfortunately, Chase's failed group is no more interesting than one you or your friends might have played in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
December 20, 2012
Painful, and not in a good way.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 21, 2012
The acting is OK, but none of the leads has the kind of sizzle that might have turned this into something as special as another film set roughly in the same era, "Diner.''
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 27, 2012
Aiming for a generational statement that encompasses the entire '60s experience, [Chase] turns unexpectedly inept.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
February 28, 2013
Sopranos creator David Chase returns to New Jersey, but his film loses its way
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
January 3, 2013
A movie that feels at once deeply personal and more than a little confused.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
January 5, 2013
I don't mean to belittle the memory of an entire decade, except when I do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ricardo Baca
Denver Post
January 4, 2013
This film could have been -- should have been, even -- something special. But it's not.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
January 14, 2013
While it has a personal feel, the performances are a mixed bag and it too often resorts to nostalgic cliches, especially when the music isn't playing.
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