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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: 43 out of 65
  2. Negative: 19 out of 65
  1. BrianM.
    Nov 30, 2006
    Brilliant opening, brilliant ending, and enough good bits in between to tie it together.
  2. NielsP.
    Aug 15, 2008
    This is one of the few movies, that I have watched more than once. I love rock, especially hard rock, and this movie was just the greatest ever, and when I'm not watching the movie again and again, I'm listening to their music. Great movie, I remembered JB from School of Rock, which was also a good movie. Expand
  3. RyanM.
    Dec 26, 2008
    Pure genius.
  4. Feb 18, 2014
    It's pretty crude humor but it's awesome rock and roll and just some pure entertaining stuff which is what it all comes down to. Jack Black has always been my favorite actor and combine that with Rock and Roll and it's pure genius. Expand
  5. Mick
    Dec 2, 2006
    Fans of the D will enjoy the film however they may leave feeling let down. While the film certainly lives up to the D standards it doesn't compare to the episodes which so much of this film clearly stems from. Expand
  6. KyriakosV.
    Jul 12, 2007
    This movie was a bad idea.Very boring.
  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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