75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An irresistible movie about a guy who goes on a journey, the kind an audience can't wait to take with him.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
As generic as its title, but two things enable it to land: the basic likability of Mark Wahlberg as the wannabe protagonist, and the contagious energies in the rock concert sequences.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The acting is excellent, and the movie has a good-natured spirit to match its ultimate faith in the hero's deep-down goodness.
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75

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Easily one of the most enjoyable big-budget Hollywood movies to come along in a while, Rock Star is an unexpected pleasure.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This movie is as packed with flashy bogusness as a lead singer's tight leather trousers. On the other hand, there's nothing bogus about the charisma and tough sweetness of Wahlberg.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The deeper problem with Rock Star is its insistence on turning a heavy-metal fairy tale into a morality tale that's as heavy as lead.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Rock Star sinks into a morass of melodrama.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's sweet but not the least bit plausible that any kid in the mid-'80s would be surprised that along with rock 'n' roll come sex and drugs.
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38

USA Today

When it's not aspiring, unsuccessfully, to satirize the world of metallica, Rock Star veers into even drearier territory and becomes a head-banging, sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll version of "A Star Is Born."
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20

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Launches the fall season with a crashing thud.
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54 out of 100
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