Rock Star Reviews

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June 24, 2006
Every character becomes a cipher for a strangely reactionary morality tale.
November 6, 2002
It is a nonstop cliche.
January 22, 2002
An entertaining footnote to our karaoke culture.
January 22, 2002
The weight of what might have been hangs heavily over the proceedings.
December 17, 2001
A slick, soulless, desperately predictable trawl through rock'n'roll clichs.
Top Critic
September 28, 2001
A grueling and pointless endurance test
September 11, 2001
It has a comical sense of history and seems perfectly aware that it is recounting a myth.
September 10, 2001
A movie about the gullible and pitched to the naive, Rock Star struggles to resist being as generic as its title, but is never more than just another replay of the hoary postulate that showbiz is all about rising, falling and being redeemed.
September 7, 2001
Generally plays itself out with the plodding, high-decibel predictability of a Steel Dragon ballad.
September 7, 2001
Even though it's weak in the final stages, Rock Star has more than enough sparkle to last you.
September 7, 2001
It's fresh and funny while Chris is still struggling with his detractors.
September 7, 2001
Utterly predictable.
September 7, 2001
An irresistible movie about a guy who goes on a journey, the kind an audience can't wait to take with him.
September 7, 2001
Wahlberg is the reason Rock Star ... works as well as it does.
September 7, 2001
An unexpected pleasure.
September 7, 2001
It works well in narrative terms, thanks to strong characters and surprising respect for the music.
September 7, 2001
Never so awful that it warps into campy hilarity, nor is it ever so good that it threatens to become even remotely worthy.
September 7, 2001
Rock Star isn't OK junk or merely good junk; it's great junk.
September 7, 2001
By the end of the film I conceded, yes, there are good performances and the period is well captured, but the movie didn't convince me of the feel and the flavor of its experiences.
September 7, 2001
Two things enable it to land: the basic likability of Mark Wahlberg as the wannabe protagonist, and the contagious energies in the rock concert sequences.
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