Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    The overall tone is one of mild Sex Pistols excess combined with Monkees-era high jinks.
  2. There's something uniquely embarrassing about a rock & roll fable that is no more authentic (and no less coy) than an episode of ''The Monkees'' yet insists on presenting itself as the epitome of rebel-yell cool.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. AmurabiM.
    May 29, 2006
    are you kidding me? is alex proyas joking? or what? is this really serious? or is just an intent of proyas to "prove" other fields? i don´t think so. In this cartoonish film, Proyas (the fabulous creator of "The Crow" and "Dark City") falls in the most disgusting abbyss of great-directors-turned-to-complete-assholes. His script is just a collection of cliches, bad jokes, terribly unfunny gags, predictible writing, horrible lines, and stupid plot. What was he thinking? His portrait of rock&roll life is fake, as fake and poseur as the clothing of the bass player character, just fashion not soul. This film is as the music than the fake band in the movie plays: horrible. His intentions are unclear. I really love the work of Proyas but this is so horrible than his reputation is shaking. I think that this horrible film it must be forgotten, for the audiences for the creators and especially for the director who looks how his body of work (than is exquisite as so short) is damages for a complete stupid movie than tries to be style over substance but that is just a joke. A stupid, bothering and boring joke. (I´m sorry, I´m mexican and I don´t understand the sense of australian humor, is that personal? or the movie is unfunny? than someone explains to me!) Full Review »