The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Rocky Horror Picture Show brings its quirky characters in tight, but it's the narrative thrust that really drives audiences insane and keeps 'em doing the time warp again.

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Movie Info

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

Cast

Tim Curry
as Dr. Frank N Furter
Susan Sarandon
as Janet Weiss
Barry Bostwick
as Brad Majors
Richard O'Brien
as Riff Raff
Jonathan Adams
as Dr. Scott
Nell Campbell
as Columbia
Meat Loaf
as Eddie
Charles Gray
as Criminologist
Jeremy Newson
as Ralph Hapschatt
Hilary Labow
as Betty Munroe
Mark Johnson
as Wedding Guest
Koo Stark
as Bridesmaid
Christopher Biggins
as Transylvanian
Petra Leah
as Bridesmaid
Gaye Brown
as Transylvanian
Gina Barrie
as Bridesmaid
Ishaq Bux
as Transylvanian
Imogen Claire
as Transylvanian
Fran Fullenwider
as Transylvanian
Lindsay Ingram
as Transylvanian
Annabel Leventon
as Transylvanian
Anthony Milner
as Transylvanian
Henry Woolf
as Transylvanian
Sadie Corre
as Transylvanian Dancer
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Critic Reviews for The Rocky Horror Picture Show

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (34) | Rotten (9)

  • One hundred minutes of pure queer celebration that manages to concoct a bizarre cocktail of sincerity and reckless abandon.

    October 31, 2012 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Most of the jokes that might have seemed jolly fun on stage now appear obvious and even flat. The sparkle's gone.

    January 11, 2008 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • The wit is too weak to sustain a film, and the songs all sound the same.

    February 9, 2007 | Full Review…
  • A string of hummable songs gives it momentum, Gray's admirably straight-faced narrator holds it together, and a run on black lingerie takes care of almost everything else.

    February 9, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Viewed on video simply as a movie, without the midnight sideshow, it's cheerful and silly, and kind of sweet, and forgettable.

    October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • For those willing to experiment with something a little bit different, a little bit outr, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has a lot to offer.

    January 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Piers Beckley

    BBC.com
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Audience Reviews for The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • Apr 07, 2015
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show is about as cult as it gets, without actually getting illegal. Taking into account the year it was released and the mostly unknown cast that were picked, the success of the film was phenomenal. Richard O'Brien writing the songs managed to do what seems impossible to most - writing a musical where al the songs are catchy and don't come across as "fillers". The low-budget works perfectly with the camp tone and is great for adapting the stage show into a memorable "picture show". The film is definitely a spoof of B-movies, hammer-style horror films and a general tribute to "giving yourself over to absolute pleasure". Tim Curry as Frank N' Furter is quite something and its great to see foetus Susan Sarandon.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 16, 2014
    "Let's do the Time Warp again!" The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a madcap horror musical that became a cultural phenomenon. The story follows a stranded couple that takes shelter at a nearby castle and are taken on a psychedelic journey of the bizarre by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania." The film satirizes the sci-fi and horror genres, with particular allusions to Frankenstein and Dracula. Featuring several of the original stars from the stage production, the cast is amazingly good, giving incredible performances. And the musical numbers are especially energetic, with fun and rambunctious songs; such as "The Time Warp" and "Science Fiction/Double Feature." A garish and irreverent film that goes all out, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is wildly entertaining.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 17, 2013
    Weirder than I thought. It was entertaining and sometimes even eccentrically beautiful but I don't think it is a must-see.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2013
    Just saw this movie for the first time today. Loved it!
    Jacob P Super Reviewer

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