Rock the Kasbah Reviews

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July 20, 2019
If you want to watch Bill Murray romp around a foreign land, re-watch Lost in Translation.
April 6, 2019
The best one can say of Rock the Kasbah is that its culturally insensitive moments feel ill-judged rather than malicious. It's not trying to punch down - it's just not funny.
January 18, 2019
It's loaded with talent in front of and behind the camera that never quite clicks. It's a film that struggles in tone, largely because its lead actor, Bill Murray, comes off feeling as though he were wedged into the project.
August 29, 2018
Naming the movie after The Clash's late-career disco hit (which doesn't appear in the movie) [suits] what is essentially watered down-politically, musically, culturally, and cinematically.
August 22, 2018
"Rock the Kasbah" is an extremely stilted piece of work that suffocates the talents of its actors.
October 24, 2017
This is directed by Barry Levinson, but anyone hoping for another Good Morning, Vietnam will be disappointed, despite the occasional brilliant flash of deadpan Murray and the fact that it is inspired by a true story.
October 13, 2017
It's tone deaf at best and offensive imperialism at worst. Rock the Kasbah is revolting on every level.
September 21, 2017
It's hard to believe that Bill Murray can be annoying.
December 28, 2016
Barry Levinson's straggly sort-of-comedy is staggeringly misconceived.
December 28, 2016
You don't want to see Rock the Kasbah. If you do, you're reading the wrong newspaper.
September 21, 2016
Afghans in this movie are for the most part either barbaric or stupid... sometimes both.
July 26, 2016
The biggest shock in a film that utilised every stereotype and clich in the book is that The Clash's Rock The Kasbah doesn't feature. It could only have improved things.
March 23, 2016
Murray's performance really is one of very few saving graces in this truly underwhelming piece of cinema.
March 20, 2016
Murray is entertaining but the plot seems entirely arbitrary with characters such as Kate Hudson's happy hooker Merci popping up without much rhyme or reason. A real disappointment.
March 20, 2016
A dog's dinner of a movie which not even the usually reliable Bill Murray can raise above the level of confused, cliched claptrap.
March 18, 2016
Barry Levinson's film, loosely inspired by the true story of reality TV show Afghan Star, comes at its subject matter from entirely the wrong direction.
March 18, 2016
It's a strangely lacklustre film that's happy to plonk Murray in a vaguely interesting crisis situation -- in this case, war-torn Afghanistan -- and just hope for the best.
March 18, 2016
Unfunny, and also casually offensive.
March 18, 2016
It's neither funny nor feelgood, but its biggest crime is wasting Murray, left trying to mine laughs from unfunny circumstances.
March 18, 2016
A resounding misfire.
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