Rock The Casbah Reviews

  • Oct 25, 2015

    Disappointing on all fronts. Bill Murray, half-heartedly, plays a D list Rock Promoter Wanna Be who goes to Afganistan for a USO show but ends up losing his Talent, the amazing Zooey Deschanel, who freaks out and splits. Murray then "discovers" a native girl who can sing, marginally, and wants to appear on the local Afgan Star TV show. This movie is both Confused and Confusing. Kate Hudson phones in a performance as a hillbilly hooker inexplicable making her fortune in Kabul and Scott Caan and Danny McBride appear as manic arms dealers in the middle of a feud between two warlords. There is a lot of air time for Yusef Islam's songs (fka Cat Stevens) who publicly supports the real life fatwa against author Salmon Rushdie and says Rushdie should be killed. So much for free speech. Waste of time, waste of money, not entertaining.

    Disappointing on all fronts. Bill Murray, half-heartedly, plays a D list Rock Promoter Wanna Be who goes to Afganistan for a USO show but ends up losing his Talent, the amazing Zooey Deschanel, who freaks out and splits. Murray then "discovers" a native girl who can sing, marginally, and wants to appear on the local Afgan Star TV show. This movie is both Confused and Confusing. Kate Hudson phones in a performance as a hillbilly hooker inexplicable making her fortune in Kabul and Scott Caan and Danny McBride appear as manic arms dealers in the middle of a feud between two warlords. There is a lot of air time for Yusef Islam's songs (fka Cat Stevens) who publicly supports the real life fatwa against author Salmon Rushdie and says Rushdie should be killed. So much for free speech. Waste of time, waste of money, not entertaining.

  • Carlos M Super Reviewer
    May 26, 2015

    A mildly enjoyable little drama made by women for women - very much like Labaki's Caramel - but unfortunately the plot is a bit dispersed and more superficial than it should be, with unnecessary (and predictable) revelations that make it feel more like a soap opera.

    A mildly enjoyable little drama made by women for women - very much like Labaki's Caramel - but unfortunately the plot is a bit dispersed and more superficial than it should be, with unnecessary (and predictable) revelations that make it feel more like a soap opera.

  • Sep 22, 2014

    Don't watch this if your authority figure has gone please

    Don't watch this if your authority figure has gone please

  • Jun 13, 2014

    In the words of Sass Hunt "I liked the Morocconess". That for me, must be the only reason this cliched melodrama made it into the Sydney Film Festival.

    In the words of Sass Hunt "I liked the Morocconess". That for me, must be the only reason this cliched melodrama made it into the Sydney Film Festival.

  • Mar 08, 2014

    This movie as really funny, dramatic and honest with emotional moments. Really entertaining!

    This movie as really funny, dramatic and honest with emotional moments. Really entertaining!