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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    His (Chase) ardent, acutely observed debut makes him, at 67, a filmmaker to watch. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Not Fade Away is a movie by a filmmaker who treasures his memories, cares about social history and relishes getting it right. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The highlight of Not Fade Away, a meandering and bittersweet coming-of-age story, is its killer '60s pop-rock soundtrack. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Mostly, Not Fade Away is a hit. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Mood is more important to Not Fade Away than anything, but writer-director David Chase, who turned mood into masterpiece with every season of "The Sopranos," allows nostalgic feeling to be the sole reason for this, his first feature film. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The film may be too meandering for mainstream acceptance, but its focus will make the Paramount Vantage release connect directly with many baby boomers. It's also a warm, funny, poignant scrapbook that evokes a spirit of youth still relatable in later eras. show more

  • 50
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Music drives the movie, and the producers popped for the real stuff: Robert Johnson, Moby Grape and - curiously - the Sex Pistols are all here. The soundtrack is so overstuffed that it relegates Beatles and Dylan tunes to the end credits. show more

  • 88
    Jaime N. Christley Slant Magazine

    Triumphs when David Chase's empowerment as a kind of autobiographical historian is balanced with the thrill of submersing the viewer in the tidal pool of his memories show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    If any one aspect of Chase's film keeps it from being more than merely coolly engaging (which it is), it's the casting. show more

  • 75
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    In writer-director David Chase's heartfelt delivery, this same old tune somehow comes out sounding fresh. show more

  • January 31, 2013 doreen90755
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    Just LOVED this movie. This could\'ve been my senior year in High School ! My boyfriend and I listened to all the older blues artists and songs referred to in this film. That is why we loved the Rolling Stones so much, because they liked them, too ! I am definitely buying the soundtrack .

  • January 12, 2013 edward
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    Love this movie. Why anyone would not is beyond me.

  • January 11, 2013 lleslieblues
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    great movie....first time see below

  • January 07, 2013 Allison Rowley
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    Entertaining Movie!

  • January 06, 2013 thekropas
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    Rock n Roll will never die but this movie comes close to killing it.

  • January 06, 2013 lksound
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    I had to walk out of this boring 60\'s music trivia. No substance, depth, or even good music. Don\'t bother..

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