Rumble Fish Reviews

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December 11, 2007
If Rumble Fish fails as a traditional movie about real people, it is beguiling as an exercise in hallucinatory style.
December 11, 2007
Overwrought and overthought.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Coppola's recent viewing seems to have been German silent films of the '20s, so he has decided to coat the whole enterprise in a startling Expressionist style, which is very arresting but hardly appropriate to the matter in hand.
September 1, 2005
This is a movie you are likely to hate, unless you can love it for its crazy, feverish charm.
May 21, 2003
A number of the images in Rumble Fish are more memorable than the film is as a whole, sometimes for the wrong reasons.
January 1, 2000
The action is clotted and murky, and Coppola obviously hasn't bothered to clarify it for the members of his cast, who wander through the film with expressions of winsome, honest befuddlement.
February 9, 2019
Almost nothing at all happens In the entire movie.
October 31, 2018
There's almost no peer in its era for the visual style of Rumble Fish and style employed remains one of the standouts in the consistently impressive filmography of Francis Ford Coppola.
June 4, 2018
The movie can be seen from several points of view. [Full review in Spanish]
August 31, 2017
(PODCAST) Although too stagy to stand the test of time, "Rumble Fish" retains the charm of its impossibly young cast that includes Diane Lane and Mickey Rourke.
June 9, 2017
The chiaroscuro lighting and shadows are admittedly handsome, but there just isn't enough to keep Rumble Fish afloat in the story department. There's a lot of talking and existential ruminating, but very little forward movement.
May 11, 2017
One of Francis Ford Coppola's most underrated and deeply felt films receives a gorgeously ephemeral restoration that should hopefully jump-start its reevaluation as an essential American work.
May 3, 2017
as intriguing and compelling as it is frustrating
January 22, 2012
Rumble Fish is like a unisex Sweet 16 gift for children whose favorite hangouts are the pool hall, the Cinmatheque Franaise, and the rings of Saturn.
September 14, 2010
Teen-gang saga is more intense, violent than the book.
October 18, 2008
March 4, 2008
Beautiful.
February 29, 2008
August 1, 2007
A bit too over-stylized to allow for any great involvement, the most interesting part of this is spotting the young actors before they became stars -- most notably nephew-of-the-director Nicolas Cage.
November 10, 2005
Transcends the conventions of its roots to present a moving showcase of agitated, fitful youth.
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