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Prey for Rock & Roll Reviews

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James Berardinelli
March 16, 2004
The film has its sensibilities in the right place.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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+
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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
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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
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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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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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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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Gene Seymour
October 16, 2003
Prey swaggers with attitude but can't help slipping on the suds.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
September 25, 2003
Director Alex Steyermark, making a fluid, textured debut, shapes this long, midfilm sequence like a thriller, and it works, but once it plays out, all that's left is the tension-free question of whether Jacki will quit the band.