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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Reviews

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October 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 18, 2014
a lot of fun for fans of the science fiction and horror genres
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 31, 2012
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
October 22, 2012
It's like art-rockers Roxy Music let loose on Frankenstein - ludicrous, but oddly compelling. And it even stars Meat Loaf.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 30, 2010
A great midnight movie experience in the theaters, but the film itself is a bit of a bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 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...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 11, 2008
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
The film itself is a lot of fun -- but the audience-participation phenomenon has turned it into a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 24, 2007
That celebration of being unique and surreal, whether Gay, straight, or just an oddball, all around.
February 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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 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.
August 18, 2005
If that's your kind of movie, you're in for a real treat.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 1, 2005
One of the greatest motion pictures ever made.
October 23, 2004
Viewed on video simply as a movie, without the midnight sideshow, it's cheerful and silly, and kind of sweet, and forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 29, 2004
A very good film in its own right; it's a triumph of clever filmmaking by Jim Sharman, who should have gone on to bigger things.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 18, 2004
I'm betting most fans have never really watched the film, they being distracted by the parade of guys in fishnets and flying toast.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
August 10, 2002
Strange, unique, and one-of-a-kind... provided you see it under the right conditions.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 2, 2002
Great music, over the top acting, extremely original. Without a doubt a one of a kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 25, 2001
Love it or hate it, this is a trip you're likely never going to forget.
Read More | Original Score: 81/100
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