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Empire Records

Rated PG-13 for sexual situations, language and a drug issue.

PG-13 In Theaters 09/22/1995 , 100min.
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80%
Viewer score based on 2 ratings
30%
Critic score based on 7 reviews

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TV Guide
Insubstantial, predictable and often dull, it's a dismaying move from director Allen Moyle, who displayed a real grasp of pulp energy in 1990's "Pump Up the Volume". Full Review
Caroline Westbrook
Empire
For all its faults, the good-natured, quirky humour that this for the most part offers ultimately makes it very hard to dislike. Full Review
David Kronke
Los Angeles Times
The sun can't set too soon on this "Empire." [23 Oct 1995, Pg.F9] Full Review
Ken Eisner
Variety
A soundtrack in search of a movie, Empire Records is one teen-music effort that never finds a groove. Full Review
Nathan Rabin
The Onion A.V. Club
The film exists for its shots of telegenic youngsters busting loose to a bankable soundtrack, and it's the cheesy dialogue, overstuffed plot, and predictable character arcs that come across as superfluous. Full Review

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