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Based on 22 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Get ready to be shaken and stirred. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The result, although a great idea, doesn't translate into a great movie. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It's the next best thing to being front and center. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Awesome will please fans of the band, but expect little crossover to nonfans. No new ground is broken here. From a cinematic point of view, Awesome represents simply a monumental postproduction salvaging effort. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    The result: a swirling, kaleidoscopic take on a familiar concept, and a raucous, you-are-there atmosphere. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Needless to say, anyone who's not entirely down with the beastly noise of the Beastie Boys will hate every second of it. This one's strictly for -- and, for the most part, by -- the fans. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    It's raucous and loud as hell; the hyperactive editing could trigger grand mal seizures. show more

  • 75

    Obviously, if you don't like the Beasties or live music, arena-style, it's unlikely that you'll like their movie. But if you've ever even privately caught yourself nodding your head to "Brass Monkey," or you have a soft spot for the big-venue concert experience, Awesome rocks. show more

  • 50
    New York Post

    The film quickly ceases to be of interest to anyone but dedicated fans. The novelty of the deliberate ugliness wears off after a song or two. show more

  • 100
    Film Threat

    The Beastie Boys have delivered the ultimate gift to their fans and the title couldn't be more perfect. show more

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