Almost Famous Synopsis
An aspiring teenage rock journalist gets his big break when he follows an up-and-coming band.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
If you haven't already sold your soul to rock & roll, Almost Famous should seal the deal.
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100

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A great movie -- and the best movie ever about the '70s rock era.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
I loved this movie madly, and so will many of you.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Oh, what a lovely film. I was almost hugging myself while I watched it.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Crowe, staying close to his memories, has gotten it, for perhaps the first time, onto the screen.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Hollywood filmmaking at its best, brimming over with feeling, texture, spirit, and several kinds of keenness that transmute experience into...
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88

Mr. Showbiz

By Cody Clark
Crowe's script is a thing of wonder, and he again proves himself to be an outstanding director of actors.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
A movie that is easily likable.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Crowe is so good on mood and milieu that when Elton John's bubblegum ballad "Tiny Dancer" swells on the soundtrack, in this context it...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A sweet but curiously unfulfilling story.
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My Favorite of All Time

By tripllle
Almost Famous has so many great elements woven nearly seamlessly into the story. It can be seen as a lighthearted look at the later years of rock and roll, but there are deeper stories there too....

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funny sad rockandroll cool amazing...

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Rated R | For Language, Drug Content and Brief Nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Great, but lots of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
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