Rock Star Reviews

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December 28, 2010
Not great, but moments of guilty pleasure.
April 29, 2009
A watered down, lukewarm and very clich rock fantasy...
December 30, 2006
The first half is hilarious but the second gives itself more to cautionary moralising and life lessons.
June 24, 2006
Every character becomes a cipher for a strangely reactionary morality tale.
December 6, 2005
October 1, 2005
Just as it should be falling apart, its melodrama becomes more touching than ever, ultimately shaping a film about much more than any band and more poetic than any song on the radio.
May 30, 2003
The milieu is more convincing than the story.
April 5, 2003
Mark Wahlberg looks yummy in tight leather pants and that's a good thing because there's not much else to recommend . . . ROCK STAR.
March 10, 2003
Okay, so the plot's as fantastical and absurd as that whole, awful era, but damned if it isn't a good time.
February 13, 2003
Forget the storyline, just laugh (and cringe) at the period.
February 8, 2003
A veteran of arena stage concerts, Wahlberg's obviously got the moves and the attitude, but in offstage moments where more complex characterization is needed, he flounders.
December 8, 2002
Despite its flaws, screenwriters Callie Khouri and John Stockwell still manage to save Rock Star by writing a semi-entertaining script.
November 6, 2002
It is a nonstop cliche.
October 30, 2002
Very watchable, owing to a pair of strong performances from its two leads, but it isn't the great film it could have been.
October 15, 2002
It offers witty entertainment and an easy, tourist-level jaunt through the more absurd precincts of big-time rock 'n' roll.
September 9, 2002
This is not Spinal Tap, but it is a fun though far from decadent or persuasive rock epic about finding your own voice in life.
August 2, 2002
Surprisingly, Wahlberg's 'Rock Star' mesmerized me right along with all those screaming fans and sexy groupies depicted in the film.
June 21, 2002
This is the first R-rated movie that feels PG-13, a heavy-metal saga you can take Mom to see.
June 20, 2002
While not in the same league as either This Is Spinal Tap or Almost Famous, this rock-band movie is at least thoroughly entertaining.
June 10, 2002
starts off as a "Spinal Tap"-style spoof, only to abruptly switch gears halfway through. By the time it wraps up, "Rock Star" is frantically trying to sell us the same bucket of cliches it was making light of in its first hour.
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