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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.

Cast: Alan Rickman , Malin Akerman , Ashley Greene , Johnny Galecki , Rupert Grint , Justin Bartha , Kyle Gallner , Stana Katic

Director: Randall Miller

Genres: Docudrama

Distributor: Xlrator

CBGB (2013)

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

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    As a film, the result is static, like Ang Lee’s similarly muddled “Taking Woodstock.” show more

  • 50
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 37
    Film.com

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

  • 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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Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images Rupert Grint has come a long way since his days playing Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" series, and his evolution is on full display -- along with his butt -- in his new...

Alan Rickman on Punk, 'Potter,' and the Likelihood of a 'Galaxy Quest' Sequel

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Oct 8th, 2013 1:00PM

In "CBGB," Alan Rickman plays Hilly Kristal, the man who founded the legendary New York City punk bar whose stage helped launch The Ramones, Blondie, and the Talking Heads. The film happens to...

'CBGB' Red Band Preview: Iggy Pop's Odd Request (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Oct 1st, 2013 12:00PM

Who knew that four little letters would do so much for the future of music? CBGB -- or more accurately CBGB & OMFUG, which stands for "Country Bluegrass Blues & Other Music For Uplifting...

'CBGB' Trailer Shows Humble Beginnings, Roaches, Ramones (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 8th, 2013 11:30AM

David Corio/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty The old CBGB is now a John Varvatos store, and the club's notoriously rank toilet has been recreated in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Will "CBGB" the...

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