Adventures of Power
Adventures of Power (2009)

A twentysomething misfit dedicates his life to giving the drummer some, even when the drums are only imaginary, in this comedy written and directed by comic Ari Gold. Power (Gold) grew up in a small mining town in New Mexico, where his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 25, 2011
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

It's such a fine line between clever and stupid, and this Spinal Tap-caliber cult item maintains a perfect balance.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

It's not the rough edges that bother here; it's the desperate attempt to capture Napoleon Dynamite's success by relying on oddball characters and off-the-wall scenarios.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Not even the always reliable talents of McKean and Lynch can help pull this comedy out of its ironic slump.

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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times

Gold places his fond comedy in the '80s with all the cinematic skill of early MTV.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Your enjoyment of Adventures of Power will be proportional to your tolerance for the one-joke phenomenon of air drumming.

Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Gold attempts to show Power as a "Napoleon Dynamite"-like charmer, but Gold's spastic performance induces more cringes than smiles.

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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

The rhythm's off in this goofy tale of an air-drumming underdog.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

So would-be hip it hurts, Adventures of Power is barely watchable, despite the presence of such pros as Michael McKean and Jane Lynch.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The film's penchant for dorky nostalgia -- especially '70s and '80s-era music -- quickly becomes irritating. It deserves a real tongue-lashing for trying to re-introduce the inexplicable Mr. Mister hit "Kyrie" into the American consciousness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Well, this sure was silly...but I did find it kind of funny at times. Think of Spinal Tap meets Napolean Dynomite. Adrian Grenier is in this, too, which… More
Rico Zamora
Adventures of Power In Adventures of Power our protagonist, Power, teeters between silly Napoleo Dynamite-like impersonation and seriously comedic acting--the… More