May 10, 2022
Sounds like the hokiest story in the book, right? But The Rocky Horror Picture Show transcends the corn by introducing countless conventions out of film history and then, with a minimum of cheap shots, turning them upside down.
Sep 20, 2021
Stripping away the live elements, one finds a movie at the heart of this all. It's a pretty bad movie, as even some of the most die-hard adherents will admit.
Aug 24, 2021
Astounding, yet never fleeting...
Sep 22, 2020
If we choose one piece of culture ephemera to beam into space to let aliens know we're here, let it be this. The universe is filled with weirdos lost in time, lost in space, but through Rocky Horror perhaps we can find one another.
May 21, 2020
For the most part it moves spiritedly along and the whole thing is a giant giggle. It's all so blatantly outrageous it can only be taken in the spirit of campy fun; this is one time a stage production has been enhanced by the film version.
Nov 22, 2019
The music is only adequate, and the acting leaves something to be desired, except in the case of Tim Curry, who manages some fine turns as Dr. Frank N. Furter.
Oct 10, 2015
Famous for its allure as an audience-participation event, this adaptation of the stage musical works just fine as a solo viewing at home, with no resultant diminishment of its highlights.
Oct 31, 2012
One hundred minutes of pure queer celebration that manages to concoct a bizarre cocktail of sincerity and reckless abandon.
Oct 30, 2010
A great midnight movie experience in the theaters, but the film itself is a bit of a bore.
Apr 12, 2009
Like the hugely successful B-Movie that inspired it, Harry Novak's 1965 sexploitation classic "Kiss Me Quick!" "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is an exploitation film that draws on a grab-bag of social identifiers to expand on conventional hypocrisies...
Jan 11, 2008
Most of the jokes that might have seemed jolly fun on stage now appear obvious and even flat. The sparkle's gone.
Oct 24, 2007
That celebration of being unique and surreal, whether Gay, straight, or just an oddball, all around.
Feb 9, 2007
The wit is too weak to sustain a film, and the songs all sound the same.
May 4, 2006
Best seen with wild crowd at midnight. Otherwise, nope.
Feb 9, 2006
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.
Aug 18, 2005
If that's your kind of movie, you're in for a real treat.