Empire Records Synopsis
An employee (Rory Cochrane) dashes a record-store manager's (Anthony LaPaglia) dream.
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Empire

By Caroline Westbrook
For all its faults, the good-natured, quirky humour that this for the most part offers ultimately makes it very hard to dislike.
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50

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
The film exists for its shots of telegenic youngsters busting loose to a bankable soundtrack, and it's the cheesy dialogue, overstuffed...
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50

TV Guide

Insubstantial, predictable and often dull, it's a dismaying move from director Allen Moyle, who displayed a real grasp of pulp energy in...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Ty Burr
The movie is too blatant a throwback to crass '80s teen fodder to really work.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
If the movie is a lost cause, it may at least showcase actors who have better things ahead of them.
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20

Variety

By Ken Eisner
A soundtrack in search of a movie, Empire Records is one teen-music effort that never finds a groove.
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Los Angeles Times

The sun can't set too soon on this "Empire." [23 Oct 1995, Pg.F9]
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Rated PG-13