83

Entertainment Weekly

By Ty Burr
For a movie that's mostly a plotless mix of old sci-fi flicks and Bowie-esque gender-bending, Rocky Horror continues to charm. That's due in part to the honest delight we take in the freedoms this movie so cheerfully flaunts.
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80

Empire

By Adam Smith
The powerhouse of the film is Tim Curry's cross-dressing alien, Frank N. Furter, who would never reach these kinds of gloriously demented heights again.
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67

The A.V. Club

By Keith Phipps
The plot is only semi-comprehensible, but the nearly non-stop musical numbers-brilliant conflations of glam-rock and showtunes-and transgressive sexual energy keep things moving.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Dr. Furter is played by a British actor named Tim Curry, who bears a certain resemblance to Loretta Young in drag. He's the best thing in the movie, maybe because he seems to be having the most fun.
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40

Variety

Most of the jokes that might have seemed jolly fun on stage now appear obvious and even flat. The sparkle's gone.
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30

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
The wit is too weak to sustain a film, and the songs all sound the same.
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55 out of 100
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