The Runaways

Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
Watch On
  1. 60
    Far from a perfect movie, but there are moments when it comes about as close to catching the visceral kick of the pre-iPod rock experience as any film I've ever seen.
  2. There's lots of volume in these tunes--the soundtrack is killer--and at least everyone gets their rocks off.
  3. Fanning's Currie grabs the spotlight immediately, and never lets go.
  4. The problem with The Runaways is that they went with the wrong girl.
  5. Reviewed by: Angie Errigo
    60
    Cringe-making fun for survivors of the '70s. For the younger majority: a familiar rise and fall of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll enlivened by the gender reversal and performances.
  6. In patches it's agreeably lurid, but it's otherwise ho-hum.
  7. It's when the music stops that we run into problems. For starters, there are so many questions left unanswered.
  8. 50
    They're now the first major all-girl punk band to inspire a bleary, excessive, and altogether mediocre big-screen biography.
  9. 50
    The Runaways ultimately feels too lethargic and conventional for the wild story it tells.
  10. 50
    A movie that tells -- or rather, circles -- the story of the band's formation and abortive career.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 126 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. AlejandroC.
    Mar 22, 2010
    5
    Story was told so by the book and this movie might set a record for montages (1st time film director worked primarily as a music video Story was told so by the book and this movie might set a record for montages (1st time film director worked primarily as a music video director) I can't complain about actresses b/c they never seemed to be given a chance to act. Kristen seemed pretty cool as Joan Jett. I don't know....maybe the Runaways story wasn't a movie? But I can't help but think that this in the hands of say, Paul Thomas Anderson would have had potential to be great. Full Review »
  2. AdamT.
    Mar 22, 2010
    0
    The Worst Movie I have ever seen. Horrible cast, And their music sucks. Kristen Stewart was not the right actress for this role. Her movies The Worst Movie I have ever seen. Horrible cast, And their music sucks. Kristen Stewart was not the right actress for this role. Her movies even suck. Full Review »
  3. JohnB.
    Mar 21, 2010
    7
    I was at the premeir at sxsw Austin with some stars in tow; enjoyed the movie yet some things were left hanging...the audience seemed to I was at the premeir at sxsw Austin with some stars in tow; enjoyed the movie yet some things were left hanging...the audience seemed to approve of it. Full Review »