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Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) Reviews

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October 21, 2014
At the very least, it will have you feeling all gooey and nostalgic about a time you may not have been around for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 25, 2012
It is a great cast and the perfect one for a group of oddballs such as this. If only the script had been able to match the caliber of the acting, there might have been a really special film here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 31, 2011
thinly drawn plot, thinner characters
January 2, 2011
Comedy flounders in a sea of mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 14, 2010
No morals, no shame and good music; who wouldn't want to climb aboard Radio Rock?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 6, 2010
Curtis has a knack for drawing credible names to his projects, and with this ensemble of talented character actors all playing to their strengths, The Boat That Rocked proves to be an entertaining, if not restless rock 'n' roll romp on the high seas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2010
... a perfectly enjoyable comedy that never strays beyond its playlist of colorful personalities and comic antics.
January 20, 2010
The movie's far more about the camaraderie between the DJs and the love of music that's shared between them and their listeners than it is about their struggle to stay on the air.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 11, 2009
Curtis' crew, although piloting a fairly flimsy vessel, plot-wise, sure knows how to have fun, armed as they are with one of the most memorable classic-rock sound tracks this side of Forrest Gump.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 10, 2009
the sort of ensemble comedy in which each member of the ensemble tends toward one-dimensionality but it's mostly OK because there are so many members, and they're all so talented.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 9, 2009
Overstates the Establishment-vs.-youth culture impact of Britain's real-life offshore radio stations...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 1, 2009
Fun, fun, fun until the Prime Minister takes the T-Bird away.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 1, 2009
It seems like an unstoppable premise, and yet Curtis's film feels strangely anchored in the port: lots of activity on board but no forward motion.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
November 30, 2009
The end credits display a wide array of classic album covers -- from Bob Dylan to U2, The Clash to Tom Waits. That reveals what's at the movie's heart: A love for rock 'n' roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 26, 2009
Ensembles are tough, but I now feel safer in Richard Kurtis' hands than any other director, especially when he brings along a pile of British talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 22, 2009
Curtis's movie is loosely based on the historical truths of the time, but it isn't meant as a documentary, a rockumentary, or even a docucomedy. It's just a hell of a lot of fun.
November 22, 2009
The film's a lot like a good rock song: not overly deep, but a lot of fun and you can dance to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 20, 2009
Pirate Radio misses cues but doesn't run completely aground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 19, 2009
... [it] will have you humming along and leave you with a big smile, something that can be said of few movies this year.
November 19, 2009
Pirate Radio leaves out any mention of the usual historical and cultural background, say, sex as a potential means of mixing races and classes.
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