Absolute Beginners
Absolute Beginners (1986)

Colin MacInnes' 1959 novel Absolute Beginners was widely regarded as the first authentic record of the British teen scene of the late 1950s. By the time the property made it to the screen, the lifestyle it celebrated had long faded from… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 15, 2003
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Though the film is flawed, it's still underrated as an exploration of a crucial era of London's pop culture, and the eccentric cast (including David Bowie) adds a lot of color.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

More interesting for what it attempts than for what it accomplishes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
On the box for this movie, a critic says it's a splashy musical or something, but that doesn't mean it's good, so I wondered why they put that on… More
Robert C
Just re-watched this, having seen it in the theater when it came out and on VHS several years ago. Sure it's not a GREAT film...but as musicals go (I… More
Jens S.
Probably a case of "you had to be there". First, in the time this musical is set in, at the edge of the 1960s, and then in the 80s, when this film was… More