Garage Days

Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19

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Critic Reviews

  1. 80
    The end may be a bit of a letdown, but much of Garage Days is choice cuts indeed.
  2. Reviewed by: David Stratton
    80
    Visually inventive and refreshingly witty, pic provides an insider's look at the contempo Sydney music scene and showcases a smart young cast.
  3. Though the storytelling is a bit lopsided, the slapdash quality is charming overall, and the movie benefits from colorful characters and a couple of hilarious scenes.
  4. 75
    The movie is not in any sense a musical featuring this band (which, as nearly as I could tell, does not have a name). The soundtrack has a lot of music, freely selected from pop hits old and new, but the running gag is that the band never gets to play, and so we never get to hear it.
  5. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Collin Levey
    70
    What MTV's "The Real World" would be like if its characters admitted they were simply aspiring actors. Garage Days is more clever, more compelling and genuine.
  6. Proyas creates an engaging, high-octane energy, boosted by an up-for-anything cast.
User Score
7.2

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
    3
    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 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 »