R| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
Though originally conceived as a country and bluegrass venue, Hilly Kristal's (Alan Rickman) New York club becomes the birthplace of underground and punk music, and helps launch the careers of such bands as Blondie, the Ramones and the Police.

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Genres: Docudrama

Distributor: XLrator Media

CBGB (2013)

Release Date: October 11th, 2013|1 hr. 41 min.

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  • Alan Rickman's lead performance highlights a sincere but insubstantial rock pic. show more

  • The absolute antithesis to the pioneering punk spirit it tries to portray. show more

  • Rickman is too theatrical, and too British, to vanish entirely into the person of Hilly Kristal. But he's entertaining to watch, and ultimately one of the more persuasive actors in a movie that suffers from as many odd casting decisions as Lee Daniels' The Butler. show more

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  • October 13, 2013 ye00000000167568
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    A tedious film that makes an exciting subject look dull.

  • October 09, 2013 JIMI LA LUMIA
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    so great to see Wayne County, the first to play \"CBGB\" in Dec. 1973, personified (too short an appearance) on screen...and Wayne County\'s \"Out Of Control\" included in the must have soundtrack CD..


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