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Prey for Rock & Roll Reviews

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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 5, 2005
There's a sharp sense of honest rock-chick energy that draws us into this film, even when its story takes a few overwrought and melodramatic turns.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 8, 2004
Cult favorite Gina Gershon is at the top of her smart, snarly game...
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 16, 2004
The film has its sensibilities in the right place.
| Original Score: 3/4
December 19, 2003
Edgy, intense, and thoroughly engaging. What makes this movie work is Gina Gershon - the movie rests squarely on her shoulders and she never gives a false note.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
November 14, 2003
Played with the right combination of weariness and optimism by Gina Gershon, Jacki will be recognizable to any woman who has ever strapped on a guitar and plugged in, as well as to those of us who have encountered her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 28, 2003
...a fairly enjoyable look at the trials and tribulations of an all-girl punk band.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Loren King
Chicago Tribune
October 23, 2003
It's a raw and raucous rock story that, for once, gets the big picture and the small details right.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 22, 2003
An ingratiatingly scrappy little movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 17, 2003
Gershon's self-aware shtick is either titillating or irritating, depending on your taste, but the rest of the actors are uniformly excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 16, 2003
Ms. Gershon's hot-wired performance infuses Prey for Rock and Roll with a bracing charge of authenticity.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
October 14, 2003
Fearlessly inviting the camera into her deepening wrinkles and hollering corn-nut tunes like an avenging angel, Gershon transcends the script's 'quest for record contract' goofiness.
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
October 11, 2003
Gershon rocks the screen
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
October 10, 2003
Either very cynical or quite naive, and that title suggests the former.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Timothy Knight
Reel.com
October 10, 2003
A satisfying and believable portrait of a rock and roll band's struggles to succeed.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 3, 2003
The musical numbers are the only real drag on this otherwise odd and appealing picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
September 28, 2003
[Gershon] is riveting as the driven and decent rocker who won't give up.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 27, 2003
While the story line often comes uncomfortably close to melodrama, Prey for Rock and Roll, is an entertaining and sometimes even moving portrait of a veteran band that never quite hits the big time.
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
September 26, 2003
'Prey for Rock and Roll' is as grungy and sleazy as a film about lesbian punk rockers who haven't made it by age 40 can be. It's also an exuberant celebration of the music life, no matter how dire, demeaning and heartbreakingly disappointing it can get.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2003
Even when the screenplay groans with cliches, the four lead actresses play their parts with truckloads of heart.
| Original Score: 3/5
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