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Based on 7 Reviews
critic reviews (7)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    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". show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    If the movie is a lost cause, it may at least showcase actors who have better things ahead of them. show more

  • 60
    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. show more

  • 42
    Ty Burr Entertainment Weekly

    The movie is too blatant a throwback to crass '80s teen fodder to really work. show more

  • 20
    Ken Eisner Variety

    A soundtrack in search of a movie, Empire Records is one teen-music effort that never finds a groove. show more

  • NA
    Los Angeles Times

    The sun can't set too soon on this "Empire." [23 Oct 1995, Pg.F9] show more

  • 50
    Nathan Rabin The 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. show more

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