|Sony Pictures Home Entertainment | Release Date: September 13, 2000||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
If you haven't already sold your soul to rock & roll, Almost Famous should seal the deal.
So Almost Famous is almost fabulous. Oh, all right. The movie's so clever and endearing, you can forget the almost.
An unqualified triumph, the year's best movie so far.
A rich, marvelous movie -- the kind that enchants on so many different levels, it leaves you feeling giddy.
I loved this movie madly, and so will many of you.
One lucky guy, on a roll with rock.
Crowe has never been better.
Crowe's script is a thing of wonder, and he again proves himself to be an outstanding director of actors.
More often than not the film casts an infectious, evocative spell.
Hollywood filmmaking at its best, brimming over with feeling, texture, spirit, and several kinds of keenness that transmute experience into big pop myth.
Though acid is dropped, groupies are bartered like poker chips and rock-star egos flare like fireworks, what comes through is the relative innocence of that era.
Crowe is so good on mood and milieu that when Elton John's bubblegum ballad "Tiny Dancer" swells on the soundtrack, in this context it sounds like a hymn.
Has the sentiment and sweetness of a good coming-of-age movie but lacks the drive and pulse that makes for a great rock and roll movie.
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