• Released
  • April 9, 2010
  • (In Theaters in Limited Release on March 19, 2010)
  • R , 1 hr 45 min
  • Drama
    Music/Performing Arts
The Runaways 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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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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San Francisco Chronicle

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

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

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Fanning's Currie grabs the spotlight immediately, and never lets go.
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Respect the film making, hate that world.

By JonathanOfAwesometon
Not gonna lie, this movie ripped my heart out. I kind of hate it. I just watched a story about lost children drowning and it hurts my freaking guts... I know that's part of what they were aiming for....

I definitely underestimated this film!

By pilar02803
This movie was amazing from start to finish. I was SHOCKED at how great of acting Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning did. The movie kept me intrigued from start to finish. I thought it was going to...

The Runaways

By karla_gal
The Runaways promises to be the best of the best! I am so excited I can't wait to see it! Can't wait until it releases in AZ!!!! This movie not only has a great story behind it but it also has great...

looks good

By SallyDoo
looks good from the trailer...

Five Word Review

By keliezimmer
Great Perfomances Make It Worthy...

who cares

By Nemion
Kristen is a bore and has an awful attitude. Dont know what all the hype is about her!!!...

Five Word Review

By TeamEdward01
cool awesome have to see!!!!...

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By kgwahl
KStew rocks as Joan Jett!...

Walk But Don't "Run"

By sezwhom
First off, I saw the Runaways in San Francisco back at the Old Waldorf in 1976. I still remember "I love playin' with fire"! Per this film, it's more a curio than must see! Plenty of holes...

The Runaways

By ttolin1
Really enjoyed the movie, it kicked the ball out of the park! I was so pumped when the movie ended, lots of music , love the music of course, BIG Joan Jett fan, that's why we went! I There are some...

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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 Sex, drugs, and glam rock in '70s teen band biopic.
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