Detroit Rock City

1999

Action / Comedy / Music

34
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 46%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 82%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 32491

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 5 / 10

limited laughs

It's 1978. Hawk (Edward Furlong), Lex (Giuseppe Andrews), Trip (James DeBello), and Jeremiah "Jam" Bruce (Sam Huntington) are four Cleveland high school kids in KISS tribute band Mystery. Beth (Melanie Lynskey) secretly likes Jam. When his mother finds their KISS concert tickets in his pocket, she destroys them and transfers him to a Catholic boarding school. The boys win tickets on the radio but it's Detroit radio. They rescue Jam from his school and set off for the radio station. The DJ reveals that Trip hung up before actually getting the tickets. The boys split up and have little more than an hour to get into the concert.

The writer Carl V. Dupré seems to be more adapt at horror and that's probably where the problem with this movie starts. Adam Rifkin's directing skills may not be the best either. There are plenty of attempts at slapstick comedy. It's trying to be a rock and roll high school comedy except the comedy part is under-served. It's got the rocking music. The comedy is broad and irreverent. There are a lot of interesting young actors who are capable of doing good work. The strip show is kinda funny. In the end, it's simply not funny enough, at least not consistently funny.

Reviewed by John Brooks 9 / 10

Excellent, but not for everyone

When a film is this centered around a specific "side" (as in disco vs rock, people who like the color blue vs people who like red...), it's difficult to ask from others to be mindful about it and just get into it somehow, but I would say this film is at least funny enough that if you're into this sort of raw, dirty American comedy, say, not the same but similar to a Dumb n Dumber, then surely you ought to watch it. It's not nearly as pointless as some would say, and those who call it that are all too obviously missing the message at the end, because it is loud - and - clear. This film is just about freedom, yes that false illusion of first world, middle-class kids' freedom but real freedom still in breaking away from the routine, the order established, not because yay rebels, but because it's so much fun and all kids want to do. The rush, the exhilaration, this movie transcribes those powerful emotions so contagiously, what with the exceptionally strong soundtrack, powerful scenes, the ultimate sacrifice... this film is just beautiful cinema, and honestly I wouldn't even begin to argue for it. If you didn't like it, there's no need to even start the topic. We're just too different, and that's okay, but it's far beyond constructive discussion at that point. Pure nostalgia, and it touched kids from much later generations than the KISS era, myself included. So much adrenaline, emotion and nostalgia. An ode to those kids who didn't care for being in the cool clique, and were 'real' - and made it.

Reviewed by AmieEvelynLavinia 10 / 10

Rock N Roll Baby!

Whether or not you are a kiss Fan, this movie is just fun to watch. It holds many laughs and shows the journey of 4 good high school friends desperate to do anything to see their favourite band KISS live in concert. Being a huge fan of Edward Furlong, this is my all time favourite. He's fantastic playing Hawk and he fits the role perfectly. Hawk, Trip, Lex and Jam are all great characters and all played by the perfect actors for them. If you enjoy a good laugh, a bit of sex, drugs and rock n roll ... you may just like the movie.

It's just one of my all time favourite movies - hence why I rated it the highest I could - but just because I love it, it doesn't mean that anybody else will or would.

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