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Prey for Rock & Roll Reviews

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Annlee Ellingson
FilmStew.com
September 30, 2003
The execution is as stale as the draft beer in some of the joints where the band entertains.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
October 3, 2003
So far this year we've had the wussiest rock movie ever made, Garage Days, and now Prey for Rock 'n' Roll is the most depressing -- but in a bad way.
| Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 14, 2005
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 31, 2003
Despite all its angst and bitterness, Prey doesn't convey the pure appreciation of rock 'n' roll that goofy Jack Black embodies in School.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
October 16, 2003
Prey swaggers with attitude but can't help slipping on the suds.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 17, 2003
Though it becomes almost laughably melodramatic and wields just about every rock-movie cliche in the book, Gershon's latest holds interest, thanks to her fiercely committed and sexy performance.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 7, 2003
A rock drama that's hung over with inauthenticity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Marcy Dermansky
About.com
October 19, 2003
More bad things happen to these four women than one independent film can possibly carry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Too bad the music sucks and the tale's flat as a board.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine
October 22, 2003
There's enough melodrama here to top a movie-of- the-week marathon on Lifetime.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 2, 2003
Take an amateur playwright with an ax to grind, a novice director without the slightest idea of what he is doing and an actress who confuses sleaze with grittiness, and you have the makings of a first-rate flop.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
June 22, 2003
It never rises above -- or below -- being merely pretty good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Tunison
Boxoffice Magazine
September 26, 2003
Strong work from Gershon and her co-stars is sometimes squandered in Alex Steyermark's feature directorial debut, which keeps a nice crashing beat but could have benefited from some smoother arrangement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
October 3, 2003
Nothing drives the film, the dialogue is awful, and dramatic tensions are completely missed.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
October 17, 2003
More a string of set pieces than a coherent narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 22, 2003
What we want to see is these women onstage, strutting and posturing and kicking out the jams. Instead, we become waylaid in dramatic sidelines that serve little purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
November 14, 2003
Why isn't Gina Gershon a bigger star?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
December 18, 2003
Aside from Ms. Gershon's performance (none of the other cast members actually played), there's little to elevate the music -- or the movie -- above cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 5, 2004
While it gets a good deal of the background right, the picture stumbles in the dramatic department.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald
February 2, 2004
Too much of a morbid soap opera to be any fun or truly dramatic.
| Original Score: 1/4
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