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Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
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
Perri Nemiroff
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
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
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
Sean Axmaker
April 18, 2010
... a perfectly enjoyable comedy that never strays beyond its playlist of colorful personalities and comic antics.
Will Harris
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
Mike Scott
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
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
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
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
December 1, 2009
Fun, fun, fun until the Prime Minister takes the T-Bird away.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Josh Hurst
Christianity Today
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
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
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
Top Critic
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.
Widgett Walls
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
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
November 20, 2009
Pirate Radio misses cues but doesn't run completely aground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
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.
Top Critic
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
November 19, 2009
Grudgingly irresistible
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 18, 2009
I fell in love with it and have yet to fall out of love with it. I don't expect I shall. This is a movie I suspect I will only come to treasure more with the passage of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
November 16, 2009
to the beat of soundtrack that proves the point of why this music was feared and adored, it revels in the giddy delight of a time when all the old rules were questioned, if not thrown out
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
November 16, 2009
Vastly entertaining and a fascinating part of music history.
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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
November 16, 2009
The Kinks, Turtles and Martha and the Vandellas would have you dancing in the aisle, but then you might miss this most unusual show.
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Bill Gibron
November 15, 2009
Winning, witty, and wearing out its welcome toward the end, Pirate Radio is either a noble failure or the slightest of successes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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