• Released
  • December 21, 2012
  • NR , 1 hr 57 min
  • Drama
  • 61 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Three best friends from the suburbs of New Jersey decide to form a rock band.

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Slant Magazine

By Jaime N. Christley
Triumphs when David Chase's empowerment as a kind of autobiographical historian is balanced with the thrill of submersing the viewer in the...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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The film may be too meandering for mainstream acceptance, but its focus will make the Paramount Vantage release connect directly with many...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Not Fade Away is a movie by a filmmaker who treasures his memories, cares about social history and relishes getting it right.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
His (Chase) ardent, acutely observed debut makes him, at 67, a filmmaker to watch.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Mostly, Not Fade Away is a hit.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Not Fade Away is Chase's reward to himself - a transparently autobiographical work, his first feature-length film, and one that he's said...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The highlight of Not Fade Away, a meandering and bittersweet coming-of-age story, is its killer '60s pop-rock soundtrack.
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50

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Music drives the movie, and the producers popped for the real stuff: Robert Johnson, Moby Grape and - curiously - the Sex Pistols are all...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's both achingly affectionate and a terrible mess.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Mood is more important to Not Fade Away than anything, but writer-director David Chase, who turned mood into masterpiece with every season...
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Rated NR | For Sexual Content, Pervasive Language and Some Drug Use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 17+ '60s-set coming-of-age tale has some edgy content.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF