Rock Star

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

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  • Summary: In an instant, Chris Cole (Whalberg) rockets to the dizzying heights of sudden stardom, rising from devotee to icon, from the ultimate rock fan to the ultimate rock god -- the wanna-be who got to be. So what happens when an average guy gets everything he wants...and discovers it's notIn an instant, Chris Cole (Whalberg) rockets to the dizzying heights of sudden stardom, rising from devotee to icon, from the ultimate rock fan to the ultimate rock god -- the wanna-be who got to be. So what happens when an average guy gets everything he wants...and discovers it's not enough? (Warner Bros.) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. Even though it's weak in the final stages, Rock Star has more than enough sparkle to last you. That's chiefly thanks to Wahlberg, the main firework of this movie.
  2. The acting is excellent, and the movie has a good-natured spirit to match its ultimate faith in the hero's deep-down goodness.
  3. 70
    Raking over the same clichés as "Almost Famous," Rock Star is far less reverential -- it isn't burdened by generational nostalgia and doesn't take itself too seriously.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    50
    This is a good-natured retro romp that is truer to Golden Age movies than to golden oldies songs.
  5. 50
    Herek does capture the rush and crush of a stadium concert, and the music (more Leppard than Priest) isn't half bad -- in a disposable, arena-rock sort of way.
  6. 42
    Somewhere along the way, Stephen Herek's Rock Star decided to become a dippy, cliche-ridden drama and, worse, an odd indictment of metal music. Joy.
  7. Has a terrific premise that shatters almost upon arrival; no bad-boy legend trashing a hotel room could have done a more complete job.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Jun 1, 2016
    9
    A good watch, entertaining, well known and good actors, good story line, some very good tunes.

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  2. Jun 8, 2012
    6
    Rock Star follows a familiar story line to its logical conclusion without stopping for too many detours along the way. Mark Wahlberg stars asRock Star follows a familiar story line to its logical conclusion without stopping for too many detours along the way. Mark Wahlberg stars as the singer of a heavy metal cover band who gets the chance of a lifetime when the group he idolizes needs a new front man. Suddenly he finds himself catapulted to the kind of life he's always fantasized about. Of course, as is usually the case, it comes with a price. Rock Star echoes another of Wahlberg's films, Boogie Nights, in the way that his character gets swept up into a decadent lifestyle that eventually overwhelms him. There are also shades of Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous and, perhaps unintentionally, Rob Reiner's This is Spinal Tap. Rock Star, however, lacks those films' ambition, depth, and originality. Still the movie is fairly enjoyable, and is certainly never boring. It boasts an admirable cast, highlighted by Dominic West, Timothies Olyphant and Spall, and a very funny though rarely seen Beth Grant. Steel Dragon, the fictional band, is perhaps less engaging than the sight of Wahlberg fronting a glam rock group; their songs are largely uninteresting, and they seem like the sort of band that might tour with Spinal Tap. The movie's tone comes off as slightly schizophrenic, switching between earnest drama and fevered camp. Whether the laughs are intentional or not, things progress with an undeniable charm, driven by the logic of male preteen fantasies. Rock Star is indeed worth checking out; viewers may be swept up along with Wahlberg or may find themselves laughing at his ridiculous exploits, but either way, they will likely end up having a good time. Expand

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