Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
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  1. Wilson is pretty much the whole show. With nobody else around to steal from, he ends up stealing scenes from himself.
  2. 75
    This familiar scenario works because of well-written and acted characters. The disciplined direction is by Peter Cattaneo, who tackled somewhat similar material in "The Full Monty" a decade ago.
  3. Reviewed by: Andy Spletzer
    75
    The most surprising thing about The Rocker is how enjoyable it is.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    The movie's is really good, clean fun that's fine for slightly older kids and a lot of fun for adults.
  5. It's a lot of fun. Its spirit is genuine and, even with the odd vomit gag, fundamentally sweet.
  6. Overcomes its essential familiarity thanks to a frequently witty script, grounded direction (by Peter Cattaneo, of "Full Monty" fame) and an engaging turn by its star that proves him more than capable of carrying a comedy feature.
  7. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    70
    Wilson makes the most of it in this well-crafted, feel-good satire.
  8. Silly, and unashamedly second-hand, the movie is essentially a Jack Black movie without Jack Black, which is, arguably, an improvement.
  9. The Rocker can be amusingly dopey, with its "Spinal Tap"-ish lampooning of rock idioms - and idiots.
  10. 63
    A grubby little redemption comedy that in every way feels like a consignment-shop Jack Black vehicle.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Nov 21, 2014
    6
    It was nice to see Rainn Wilson in a lead role in a movie after gaining recognition for his role in the office. I've always had the dreams ofIt was nice to see Rainn Wilson in a lead role in a movie after gaining recognition for his role in the office. I've always had the dreams of being a rock star so this movie was very relatable to me. Wilson was sort of the shining star on this cast. The group were truly more of a pop band in the film but it was good for some laughs. Full Review »
  2. Jan 5, 2011
    8
    I was flicking through the channels bored, and then I caught this movie on in one of of the movie channels. And I was really entertained. It'sI was flicking through the channels bored, and then I caught this movie on in one of of the movie channels. And I was really entertained. It's a great movie. Full Review »
  3. Dec 5, 2010
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. by Jared from jaredstuff.com:
    Which movie should you watch this week? You should watch this one: Rocker, a feel-good comedy from 2008 starring Dwight K. Schrute from The Office, a.k.a. Rainn Wilson from real life. Rainnâ
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