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Wonderful, daft, and hugelyfunny - 4/2/2010 9:51:36 AM   
The Voice of Fate


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What a mean spirited review - criticisng a comedy for being funny and for not having enough dark conflict and angst - Ho Hum, usual Empire predilictions showing again - you must be a very dour lot in the office... My family laughed their socks off. Fantastic ensemble, fantastic writing, great filming - a classic, as you will eventually understand...

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RE: Wonderful, daft, and hugelyfunny - 3/5/2011 12:09:51 AM   
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The Boat That Rocked

Apart from being a candidate for Best Soundtrack Ever, this is a breezy comedy drama about a pirate radio station during the 60s, sticking it to the man and giving people what they want to hear - rock 'n' roll baby yeah. A proper ensemble piece which tries to pay justice to each character (as much as is possible), and, as I felt I knew enough about each of them to care about the resolution of their collective and personal stories by the end, it works reasonably well, if occasionally a bit hit and miss. It's more about the journey of these particular characters set against the backdrop of the pirate radio era than an accurate historical representation of any particular 'real' people or events, and overall I thought it was reasonably enjoyable.

7/10

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Meh. - 10/10/2011 12:53:40 PM   
DarbyDaresYou

 

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Well I actually rather liked it, its a typical Sunday afternoon movie. I laughed so much and the actors were very honest and believable. Admittedly there are bits that were rather slow and could do with some work and there were points where the ending could've been put. But it weren't a bad film! -not a masterpiece but not one for the bin at least.

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Why the hating? - 10/1/2012 7:53:39 PM   
Swedle

 

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come on! i don't understand the bad reviews! it's classic Curtis, funny, a little quirky, and containing some of the finest music of the 50s/60s, and some brilliant acting. I really could make a bigger effort with this review but i'm tired and going to watch notting hill

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Instant Classic - 29/8/2013 9:57:53 AM   
bereski


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If you called that a misfire, EMPIRE, it is probably time to stop buying you. And no, Man of Steel is no 4-stars experience. It's fucking moronic.

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