• Released
  • April 9, 2010
  • (In Theaters in Limited Release on March 19, 2010)
  • R , 1 hr 45 min
  • Drama
    Music/Performing Arts
  • 871 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Teens Joan Jett and Cherie Currie break new ground in the mid-1970s with their all-girl rock band.

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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
A rich and surprisingly old-fashioned musical biopic, The Runaways has neither the bloat nor the blather of your average Hollywood...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In rock, it's about the attitude as much as the music. In some cases, more so. And the Runaways were all attitude.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The strength and beauty of The Runaways are that it tells the truth.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Its interest comes from Shannon's fierce and sadistic training scenes as Kim Fowley, and from the intrinsic qualities of the performances...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's an artistic and authentic evocation of an era but a rather surface-skimming story of the '70s all-girl rock band fronted by Joan Jett...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The vigor and pace is electric, and the movie features three showy performances by Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning and Michael Shannon.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The most entertaining thing about The Runaways, a highly watchable if mostly run-of-the-mill group biopic, is that its writer-director,...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Despite Sigismondi's fresh eye, feminist perspective, and rapport with actors, The Runaways feels like a long-form music video, recycling...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Say what you will about the Runaways – they never played it safe. The movie does.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Fanning's Currie grabs the spotlight immediately, and never lets go.
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Rated R | For all involving teens, sexual content, language and drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Sex, drugs, and glam rock in '70s teen band biopic.
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