Cradle Will Rock Synopsis
Producers open their play after being shut down.
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89

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Even if the great debate that pits artistic integrity against corporate compromise doesn't thrill you, see Cradle Will Rock anyway. It's...
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
The movie's best moments belong to Bill Murray,
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Rock actually rocks out as one of the year's most purely entertaining movies (just keep thinking: Bill Murray as a ventriloquist).
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Some may find the movie too crowded and preachy to serve as a meaningful history lesson, but it will delight anyone who thinks our cynical...
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Brings the '30s vividly to the screen.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Robbins the agitprop celebrity may be blowin' in the wind, but Robbins, the son of a folksinger, knows how to get audiences clapping along.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It needs a study guide, and viewing "Citizen Kane" might be a good place to start.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A missed opportunity to shed light on one of America's most turbulent times.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
An ambitious effort that fails as satire and as history, although it probably succeeds as a cautionary tale.
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63

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Wildly ambitious, unwieldy epic.
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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Art and politics and ideals; mature.
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