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      The Rocky Horror Picture Show Reviews

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      There's music, too, and drag, and all manner of strange beings.

      Full Review | May 6, 2023

      This musical horror-comedy, which follows a young couple as they stumble on a castle housing a curious group of sexually liberated characters, is one of the most influential films of the 20th century.

      Full Review | Oct 27, 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.

      Full Review | May 10, 2022

      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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/4 | Sep 20, 2021

      Astounding, yet never fleeting...

      Full Review | Aug 24, 2021

      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.

      Full Review | Sep 22, 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.

      Full Review | May 21, 2020

      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.

      Full Review | Nov 22, 2019

      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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Oct 10, 2015

      a lot of fun for fans of the science fiction and horror genres

      Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5 | Jan 18, 2014

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

      Full Review | Original Score: 5/5 | Oct 31, 2012

      A great midnight movie experience in the theaters, but the film itself is a bit of a bore.

      Full Review | Original Score: 6/10 | Oct 30, 2010

      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...

      Full Review | Original Score: A- | Apr 12, 2009

      Most of the jokes that might have seemed jolly fun on stage now appear obvious and even flat. The sparkle's gone.

      Full Review | Jan 11, 2008

      That celebration of being unique and surreal, whether Gay, straight, or just an oddball, all around.

      Full Review | Oct 24, 2007

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Mar 24, 2007

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

      Full Review | Feb 9, 2007

      Best seen with wild crowd at midnight. Otherwise, nope.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | May 4, 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.

      Full Review | Feb 9, 2006

      If that's your kind of movie, you're in for a real treat.

      Full Review | Original Score: A | Aug 18, 2005

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