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  • Summary: The legend of the fabled "Pick of Destiny" infuses every page of rock history. Since the dark ages, this supernatural pick has been passed down through many hands. Now, the time draws nigh when the pick will be passed to the next generation of rock - the ones they call Tenacious D. This is their tale of a friendship that would last through the ages and a musical and spiritual synergy so strong that it would reshape our very understanding of the concept of rock. This is the story of Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. (New Line Cinema) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Mark Bell
    In the end, Jack, Kyle and director Liam Lynch ("Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic") have created more than just a low-brow comedy, they've created a comedic saga, a film more rock show than movie.
  2. 70
    "The Blues Brothers" it is not, but in its best moments, the movie feels like a comic exaggeration of the real hardships that a couple of average, decidedly unhip guys went through on their unlikely way to the top.
  3. It's colorful and determinedly kooky, with "Kung Fu" references and an H.R. Pufnstuf interlude between performances.
  4. 63
    As a movie, it’s a mess — and lazy, too.
  5. A large amount of dope is smoked in The Pick of Destiny, perhaps the most since the salad days of Cheech & Chong. This may be the problem. Pot rarely helped anybody's comic timing.
  6. A movie for people fascinated by toilets and Sabbath.
  7. 40
    Not only screams out to be a midnight movie, but one in need of, shall we say, an herbal supplement, and we aren't talking ginkgo biloba.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 64
  2. Negative: 19 out of 64
  1. Heath
    Nov 30, 2006
    LEDGENDS!! Kage and J-Bles are Ledgends. Rock offs with the Devil and sasquatch's!!! And i have never Smoked Dope! TENACIOUS D ARE LORDS OF ROCK!!! Expand
  2. JimM
    Jul 1, 2008
    You people are all nuts! This is one of my favorite movies of all time. Genius comedy! I loved every minute of it. You people take life WAY too seriously if you hate this fun movie. Expand
  3. RyanM.
    Dec 26, 2008
    Pure genius.
  4. IanB.
    Sep 27, 2007
    Good not great some really solid laughs throughout the film.
  5. R.H.
    Nov 25, 2006
    Kind of a prequel to the HBO fact, that's what it surprisingly is (despite a continuity error with Lee's first appearance), so I'll forgive the lack of including their "later" material, which many of us have heard before. The script has some belly laughs, but it could have been much stronger, and ultimately a little disappointing for fans of the television series. Not a bad comedy by any means, but it certainly had the potential for greatness. Perhaps they can edit the three half hour HBO episodes into a proper sequel? Expand
  6. ScoA.
    Apr 2, 2007
    The worst movie of the year. If Jack Black didn't use the F bomb, he would have no lines.
  7. MattR.
    Nov 26, 2006
    A lame joke that lasts 90 minutes. Jack Black puts in the same performance he's been doing for 10 years, and at this point it's about as funny as watching Saved By The Bell reruns. Expand

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