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This Is Spinal Tap Reviews

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August 21, 2004
A mediocre satire of heavy rock bands.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
February 13, 2011
...a sporadically amusing but all-too-uneven piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 17, 2007
The material is consistently clever and funny, though ultimately the attitudes are too narrow to nourish a feature-length film.
January 1, 2011
Hilarious, ribald, drug-filled rock send-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
The satire has a deft, wicked touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
November 25, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
November 7, 2002
Mock "rockumentary" is wildly funny and deeply influential.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 3, 2014
Yes Nigel, you did go to 11. Where would cinematic comedy be if you hadn't?
Full Review | Original Score: A+
June 18, 2012
Returning to Spinal Tap always brings with it a pronounced sense of discovery, a freshness that is uncommon with movies generally and unspeakably rare in a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 14, 2011
[VIDEO] Although examples of the mockumentary genre existed before "Spinal Tap" this heavy metal comedy is considered an epitome of cinematic satire.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
January 1, 2000
It's a milestone in American comedy cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 19, 2013
Consistently funny, with sheer brilliant turns from every performer on the cast...
March 26, 2009
For music biz insiders, This Is Spinal Tap is a vastly amusing satire of heavy metal bands.
January 1, 2000
Perhaps the first, and certainly the best, entry into the mockumentary genre.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
February 9, 2006
Reiner's brilliantly inventive script and smart visuals avoid all the obvious pitfalls, making this one of the funniest ever films about the music business.
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
THIS IS SPINAL TAP is simply one of the greatest rockumentaries ever...
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
...it probably helps not to like the music in order to appreciate the satire more.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
December 10, 2001
Quite possibly the funniest spoof of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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