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  • 20
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Launches the fall season with a crashing thud. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An irresistible movie about a guy who goes on a journey, the kind an audience can't wait to take with him. show more

  • 38
    USA Today

    When it's not aspiring, unsuccessfully, to satirize the world of metallica, Rock Star veers into even drearier territory and becomes a head-banging, sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll version of "A Star Is Born." show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The deeper problem with Rock Star is its insistence on turning a heavy-metal fairy tale into a morality tale that's as heavy as lead. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Rock Star sinks into a morass of melodrama. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It's sweet but not the least bit plausible that any kid in the mid-'80s would be surprised that along with rock 'n' roll come sex and drugs. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The acting is excellent, and the movie has a good-natured spirit to match its ultimate faith in the hero's deep-down goodness. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Easily one of the most enjoyable big-budget Hollywood movies to come along in a while, Rock Star is an unexpected pleasure. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    As generic as its title, but two things enable it to land: the basic likability of Mark Wahlberg as the wannabe protagonist, and the contagious energies in the rock concert sequences. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    By the end of the film I conceded, yes, there are good performances and the period is well captured, but the movie didn't convince me of the feel and the flavor of its experiences. show more

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