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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Much of the movie has a structureless, documentary feeling to it, which is good and should have been pushed further. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Fame offers slick entertainment with some exuberance, but it's devoid of soul or heart. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    So little time is devoted to developing characters that it's hard to share their hopes and fears. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Whether the young ensemble attains it remains to be seen. The standouts, though, are Naughton, Pennie and Perez De Tagle. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It's almost laughably bland and watered-down in its desire to appeal to the widest possible audience. It won't succeed in that goal, but it has enough pizzazz to captivate undemanding tweeners. show more

  • 15
    NPR

    My advice to potential audiences: Find something else to do. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Since I sort of liked “Step Up 2: The Streets,” I’m not surprised I sort of liked the remake of Fame. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A sad reflection of the new Hollywood, where material is sanitized and dumbed down for a hypothetical teen market that is way too sophisticated for it. It plays like a dinner theater version of the original. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It’s not a good sign when the first few minutes of a movie about singing, dancing, rapping, video-camera-wielding teenagers reminds you of a certain grimy horror franchise. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A cheesy production with underdeveloped characters that feels more like a TV pilot than a self-contained motion picture. show more

  • January 18, 2011 movieman928
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    This movie was TERRIBLE!!!!!!! I HAD TO SEE IT ON MY BIRTHDAY!!!! IMAGINE HOW BUMBED I WAS!!!! IF YOU LIKE THIS MOVIE, THAT MEANS YOU LIKE WATCHING KIDS CRY BECAUSE THAT WAS THE ONLY EMOTION THE KIDS IN THE THEATER WERE SHOWING!!!!!!!

  • April 12, 2010 JGeardHerndez
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    best of the best

  • October 17, 2009 edoplasschaert
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    Oh I hate these remakes, now they're remaking Trading Places. With Ashton Kutcher and Nick Freakin Cannon!!!! So mad...

  • October 13, 2009 configre
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    i loved the original cant wait to see this one

  • October 12, 2009 mgsnider
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    I totallyagree with SLHerman and JKGibb1. We were very disappoinnted in this rip-off of a great movie. It was boring, unexciting and rather senseless.

  • October 12, 2009 Darryl
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    Looking for new movies, not remakes of OLD ones. Am a musiscian, was happy to see real life presentation, that we all can't make it big, no matter how much we try. Great flik!

  • October 11, 2009 slherman
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    This movie was simply awful-the original was so great that when we heard about this remake we promised to take our 6 year old granddaughters to see it-I don;t know who was more bored-us or them. Kept waiting for all the great songs-and some great dancing. Was thrilled when it was over. What a waste of money. No stars for this bomb.

  • October 10, 2009 JK GIBB1
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    This movie was absolutely awful. It was a complete rip-off of the original, but not nearly as good. I kept looking at my watch to see when the agony would be over. I stuck around hoping it would get better, but it never did. Save your ticket money and go rent the original.

  • October 09, 2009 Margaret Opine
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    THIS WAS NOT "FAME"...IT WAS AWFUL TO THE SEVEN OF US THAT WAS IN THE THEATER.

  • October 06, 2009 bltcarbiz
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    Save your money and rent the orginal or the TV version. REALLY BAD.

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