Rock Star

User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27

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  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 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, itRock 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
  3. Foncho
    Feb 25, 2005
    8
    Great film, funny and full of metal. Enjoy it!
  4. ErinA.
    May 18, 2004
    10
    Kick Ass movie with enough Butt Rock to last a lifetime!
  5. JonnyB.
    Aug 1, 2003
    10
    Zakk Wylde kicks out the awesome pentatonics and harmonics, making this sh*t unmissable.
  6. TomL.
    Aug 23, 2002
    1
    An absolute waste of time.
  7. Richard
    Aug 19, 2002
    7
    Doesn't remotely resemble the '70s as I remember them, and suffers from lazy scriptwriting. Plus, it's depressing as hell to see Wahlberg transform from a fun and tacky metal dude to a sensitive singer/songwriter type with Eddie Vedder hair. That said, the movie has a good sense of humor about itself and offers decent performances all around, esp. Timothy Spall and, in a Doesn't remotely resemble the '70s as I remember them, and suffers from lazy scriptwriting. Plus, it's depressing as hell to see Wahlberg transform from a fun and tacky metal dude to a sensitive singer/songwriter type with Eddie Vedder hair. That said, the movie has a good sense of humor about itself and offers decent performances all around, esp. Timothy Spall and, in a surprisingly tender turn on a blood change table, Jason Bonham. Expand
  8. Lucy
    Aug 16, 2002
    9
    I agree, this film is way cool. It takes me back to the good old days. I wish they could come back. Was slightly disappointed in the unrealistic ending though and the women's clothes were inaccurate as the style of the era but otherwise top marks.
  9. ChristinaE.
    Mar 5, 2002
    10
    This is seriously my favorite movie of all time. It was really great and it showed that Mark Whalberg can be a GREAT actor... I don't even like Jennifer Aniston or that guy from third eye blind but they were perfect in the movie. I love it i give it a 10.
  10. BlancoA.
    Sep 23, 2001
    9
    This movie is like a warm blanket, reminding me of the glory days of heavy metal. Today's music is just devoid of FUN!
  11. SteveD.
    Sep 22, 2001
    9
    Wahlberg rocks.
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. 38
    Rock Star neither touches a raw nerve nor garners any resonance as a period piece. You'd be better off renting "This is Spinal Tap."
  2. A genial look at what happens when a wannabe becomes a headliner, Rock Star only stumbles when it decides it has to deliver a lesson about What's Really Important.
  3. 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.