Touchstone Home Video | Release Date: December 10, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 31 Critics
Positive:
20
Mixed:
10
Negative:
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88
The movie's best moments belong to Bill Murray,
63
Cradle Will Rock is the masterpiece that wasn't, a magnificent opportunity blown to hell.
75
Miami HeraldChristine Dolen
An ensemble cast brimming with great theater actors and movie stars tears into a collection of meaty, moving, funny roles, with largely vibrant results.
89
Even if the great debate that pits artistic integrity against corporate compromise doesn't thrill you, see Cradle Will Rock anyway. It's marvelous, provocative entertainment; art for art's sake.
63
An ambitious effort that fails as satire and as history, although it probably succeeds as a cautionary tale.
67
A frustrating, pedantic, cacophonous jumble of a picture, peopled with as many straw men and caricatures as living, breathing humans.
63
A fun movie, with moments guaranteed to bring you close to tears. But, like most of Robbins' work, it's a cartoon, an emotional cartoon.
80
TNT RoughCutDon Kaye
Entertaining and educational.
88
Rock actually rocks out as one of the year's most purely entertaining movies (just keep thinking: Bill Murray as a ventriloquist).