Rock And Rule (1983)





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A rock & roll singer searches for eternal life in this animated musical fantasy set in a post-nuclear dystopia. Similar to the earlier Heavy Metal (1981) in tone, this film attempts to incorporate mythical themes and mutant beings with music by Cheap Trick, Deborah Harry, Iggy Pop, and other popular acts of the time, with mixed success. Clive Smith's film was a disappointment at the box-office, but has since attracted a minor cult following. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi
PG (adult situations/language)
Action & Adventure , Animation , Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Don Francks
as Mok [speaking]
Susan Roman
as Angel
Samantha Langevin
as Mok's computer
Paul Le Mat
as Omar [speaking]
Martin Lavut
as Mylar and Second Radio Announcer
Nick Nichols
as Borderguard
Catherine O'Hara
as Aunt Edith
Iggy Pop
as Monster from another Dimension
Lou Reed
as Mok (singing)
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Critic Reviews for Rock And Rule

All Critics (3)

... hints at a grander finished product if more time and money had been available.

Full Review… | July 6, 2006

...unpleasant and underwhelming...

Full Review… | July 17, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

Rock & Rule is a masterpiece of outré animation and wildly ambitious vision and remains a triumph in animated feature film.

Full Review… | June 4, 2005

Audience Reviews for Rock And Rule

An alright Canadian made, poor man's Heavy Metal. Thts not to say that this isn't good, it's just not great, and throughout the whole thing I kind of wished I was watching Heaby Metal or a Ralph Bakshi flick. The story was pretty cheesy, and the music dates this movie pretty badly. The animation is pretty cool though. Especially the monster at the end. All in all worth a watch, but far from the best of this kind of genre. See the appeal for sure, and even liked this, but when all is said and done I was underwhelmed and probably won't be revisiting this movie anytime soon. Worth a watch though.

Ed Fucking Harris
Ed Fucking Harris

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A classic animated comic-book Rock adventure! Great songs by Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Cheap Trick, Debbie Harry and others. It's a great fantasy science fiction setting with rockers, a demon, heavy ogre guards, a beautiful singer and her devoted band. It's a fun ride with mature themes; not for kiddies. A treasure from the early 80's which CBC used to broadcast.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

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I see the appeal, just not a big of fan of this one. I do love Bakshi though.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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