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This Is Spinal Tap Reviews

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December 6, 2005
A towering achievement in cinema, music, and life art. Funnier and more prescient every time I see it. Any time they tour I will be there.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 21, 2004
A mediocre satire of heavy rock bands.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
June 16, 2004
Duas décadas depois de seu lançamento, o filme continua a funcionar maravilhosamente bem em seu humor inteligente e sua crítica ácida sobre os bastidores do rock'n'roll.
| Original Score: 5/5
September 2, 2003
Simultaneously created the genre and broke the mold
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 20, 2003
It stays so wickedly close to the subject that it is very nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 19, 2003
A hilariously scathing indictment of the rock and roll lifestyle, and all the egoism and shallow philosophising that goes along with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 7, 2002
Mock "rockumentary" is wildly funny and deeply influential.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 15, 2002
The film is a composite of classic moments, all of which we sense could have happened to any of the classic heavy metal bands -- or at least to those whose members combined delusions of greatness with low I.Q.s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 10, 2001
Quite possibly the funniest spoof of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 10, 2001
One of the funniest films of the 1980's.
August 16, 2001
This Is Spinal Tap doesn't pull punches...
July 25, 2001
It was the first, and it remains one of the best, as Reiner's shots at the big egos, small minds and incredible self-indulgence of overpaid rock stars consistently hit the mark.
Read More | Original Score: 85/100
June 13, 2001
This Is Spinal Tapa comedy, but its consideration of the transience of fame and the band members' denial is ineffably and movingly sad.
April 17, 2001
...a superbly executed, whimsical fit of improvisation and cinema verite pastiche that so convincingly created an awful '70s-'80s heavy metal band that the band itself lived on beyond the movie.
March 27, 2001
This Is Spinal Tap about as funny and on-target as parody gets.
February 27, 2001
Although the movie is hilarious, I think it is the undeniable human nature of the loser characters that has kept the movie alive for so long.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
The satire has a deft, wicked touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Reiner's brilliant "rockumentary" sends up its subject matter and the documentary form, with such deft perception that confusing it with the genuine article is an easy mistake to make.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
the bad-luck bad boys still don't disappoint in this ultimate roast of the music industry.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
Perhaps the best known mockumentary of the 1980s...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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