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Quadrophenia Reviews

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 27, 2013
Roddam's look back at an angsty young man in '65 is a throwback to the kitchen-sink dramas that began plumbing the depths of lower-class lives then. Reeking with a restless teen spirit, Quadrophenia leads us down adolescence's blind alleys of rebellion.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 26, 2012
Manages to be both quintessentially British and irrefutably universal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Eric Melin
September 12, 2012
Director Franc Roddam shot the film with a gritty, realistic feel and the themes of youthful rebellion and confusion are absolutely timeless, magnified by the specificity of the setting rather than being limited by it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
September 4, 2012
An anti-musical...based on The Who's 1973 "rock opera" concept album...all the more brilliant for this seemingly counter-intuitive approach. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
August 29, 2012
When you're an angry young man, there's no better way to prove you're an individual than to dress and act exactly like everybody else.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 26, 2008
The film lives through the superb raw angst-ridden performance of Phil Daniels.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Cole Smithey
September 13, 2007
"Quadrophenia" is a glorious representational story of male teen angst that transcends its British locations and great music with a sense of the confused romantic notions that young men the world over carry with them.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Emanuel Levy
July 26, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 7, 2004
Disappointing film version of a great concept album.
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 13, 2001
Quadrophenia succeeds through its devil-may-care attitude and energy. It feels like a low-budget homemade movie from the period.
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