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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Mark R. Leeper
November 3, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Variety Staff
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.
R. L. Shaffer
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
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
April 22, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
October 28, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
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
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 9, 2007
The wit is too weak to sustain a film, and the songs all sound the same.
Andy Tweddle
Little White Lies
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 24, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 29, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 25, 2001
Oh, the horror!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 10, 2002
Strange, unique, and one-of-a-kind... provided you see it under the right conditions.
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
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-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 24, 2007
That celebration of being unique and surreal, whether Gay, straight, or just an oddball, all around.
March 24, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
...the king of the hill of midnight movies, the undisputed champion of camp, the consummate cult classic.
| Original Score: 7/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 18, 2005
If that's your kind of movie, you're in for a real treat.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 18, 2014
a lot of fun for fans of the science fiction and horror genres
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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