(2008)

Critic Reviews

53

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Based on 28 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Chicago Tribune
It's a lot of fun. Its spirit is genuine and, even with the odd vomit gag, fundamentally sweet.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Overcomes its essential familiarity thanks to a frequently witty script, grounded direction (by Peter Cattaneo, of "Full Monty" fame) and an engaging turn by its star that proves him more than capable of carrying a comedy feature.
70
Variety
Wilson makes the most of it in this well-crafted, feel-good satire.
63
The Rocker can be amusingly dopey, with its "Spinal Tap"-ish lampooning of rock idioms - and idiots.
60
Lightweight but likable.
50
It's depressing when the best thing you can say about a comedy is that its second-rateness is pleasantly in sync with its unmagnetic hero.
50
The Rocker is more disappointing than it is outright bad. One expects something a little fresher from Wilson.
42
The only brazen thing about the film is how shamelessly it rips off "School of Rock."
40
Not terribly original or funny.
40
Austin Chronicle
Wilson is buoyed by a sporadically witty script, and while there are no surprises whatsoever in the story, his goofy, puppylike charm renders what could have been a disaster merely an unfortunate event.

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