• CBGB (2013)


Release Date: October 11th, 2013

DVD Release Date: December 31st, 2013

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Though originally conceived as a country and bluegrass venue, Hilly Kristal's (Alan Rickman) New York club becomes the birthplace of underground and punk music, and helps launch the careers of such bands as Blondie, the Ramones and the Police.

Cast: Alan Rickman, Malin Akerman, Ashley Greene, Johnny Galecki, Rupert Grint, Justin Bartha, Kyle Gallner, Stana Katic

Director: Randall Miller

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Rampart Films, Unclaimed Freight

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    Rickman is too theatrical, and too British, to vanish entirely into the person of Hilly Kristal. But he's entertaining to watch, and ultimately one of the more persuasive actors in a movie that suffers from as many odd casting decisions as Lee Daniels' The Butler. show more

  • 37

    The absolute antithesis to the pioneering punk spirit it tries to portray. show more

  • 50
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Alan Rickman's lead performance highlights a sincere but insubstantial rock pic. show more

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