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April 9, 2010
(In Theaters in Limited Release on March 19, 2010)
R , 1 hr 45 min
871 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Teens Joan Jett and Cherie Currie break new ground in the mid-1970s with their all-girl rock band.
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By Michael Phillips
A rich and surprisingly old-fashioned musical biopic, The Runaways has neither the bloat nor the blather of your average Hollywood...
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.
San Francisco Chronicle
By Mick LaSalle
The strength and beauty of The Runaways are that it tells the truth.
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...
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...
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.
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,...
By Carrie Rickey
Despite Sigismondi's fresh eye, feminist perspective, and rapport with actors, The Runaways feels like a long-form music video, recycling...
By Peter Travers
Say what you will about the Runaways – they never played it safe. The movie does.
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
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+
Sex, drugs, and glam rock in '70s teen band biopic.
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