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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Some projects are just too misguided for the star to mug and shrug his way out of. Consider Rock the Kasbah at the top, or the bottom, of that list. show more

  • 0
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    No one doesn’t love Bill Murray, but his melancholy torpor can wear thin in the best of circumstances, and these circumstances are pretty close to the worst. The cast includes Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride and Scott Caan. No one escapes unscathed. 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

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