100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
One of the best film musicals in years -- exuberant, sexy and life affirming in equal measure.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is literally a series of showstoppers, unified by the impulse to turn life, at its scruffiest, into theater - into a rhapsody of the everyday.
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75

Chicago Tribune

It's a pretty good version of a pretty great stage phenomenon.
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75

Miami Herald

Now a vastly larger audience has the chance to experience the masterwork of a prodigiously talented man who died far too young.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Columbus' schizoid approach works more often than not.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
As a conventional drama, Rent would be a pretty corny soap opera. As filmed theater, it's only slightly more con­vincing. The saving graces - and there are many - are Larson's original songs and the comfortable fit of its ensemble cast.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Chris Columbus' relatively faithful and intermittently affecting adaptation boasts the boisterous vitality of its performers, particularly Jesse L. Martin and Wilson Jermaine Heredia as lovers Tom and Angel.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's pedestrian.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
With heavy HIV subtext and a couple of actors who have scored in other films, this La Bohème spinoff about fatal illness, drug addiction and eviction ought to be less of a slog than it is.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Heart-breakingly awful -- slow, lugubrious, and misconceived to the point of baffling amateurism.
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53 out of 100
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