• Rock the Kasbah (2015)

Rock the Kasbah

Release Date: October 23rd, 2015

R |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

While visiting Kabul, Afghanistan, washed-up music manager Richie Lanz (Bill Murray) gets dumped by his last client. His luck changes when he meets Salima Khan (Leem Lubany), a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice who dreams of becoming the first female to compete on the television show "Afghan Star." With help from a savvy hooker (Kate Hudson), two war profiteers and a trigger-happy mercenary (Bruce Willis), Richie embarks on a mission to make sure his new protégée gets discovered.

Cast: Bill Murray, Arian Moayed, Kate Hudson, Leem Lubany, Bruce Willis, Scott Caan, Danny McBride, Zooey Deschanel

Director: Barry Levinson

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Shangri-La Entertainment

Distributors: Open Road

Keywords: Cool, Hilarious, Cheeky, Office, Bar, Hotel, 2010s, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    A stunningly misjudged comedy, Rock The Kasbah stretches and strains Bill Murray’s deadpan nonchalance until it snaps, and what results is a singularly unfunny, often infuriating tale. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The gaps between the hipster comedy of the star, the incipient sentimentality of the story and the gravely depressing reality of the setting provide tonal abysses simply too vast to bridge in Rock the Kasbah, an intermittently amusing but dramatically problematic mish-mash that careens all over a rough and rocky road. show more

  • 30
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    The cast of old pros (including Bruce Willis as a soldier of fortune) amble through amiably enough, but a few laughs here and there aren’t enough to make this movie come together in a satisfying way. show more

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