Detroit Rock City
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Set in 1978, Detroit Rock City follows four teenagers who embark on a wild adventure to attend a KISS concert. Driven by their unwavering passion to experience their favorite legendary rock group live, the teens will stop at nothing to scam their way into the sold-out show.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A valentine to sex, drugs, and cutting school."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"sorely in need of the authenticity and easy humor of "Dazed and Confused," the 1994 Richard Linklater comedy it's obviously trying hard to imitate."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"high energy farce"
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"A wonderful, funny film that manages to strike a nice balance of John Hughes teen comedy and late-'70s period piece."
‑ Thom Bennett, Film Journal International
"What works for rocking and rolling all night (and partying every day) doesn't necessarily hold true for movies."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Rifkin rocks and rolls in coming-of-age comedy."
‑ Jim Bartoo, Hollywood.com
"A nice, respective try, but Detroit Rock City just misses the mark."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"Surprisingly amiable for a film that claims to 'kiss the rules goodbye.'"
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"The movie isn't a trailblazer; it's an exuberantly trashy party, a comedy of lowdown defeats and triumphs."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"The notion of music's cultural definition for people isn't taken for granted by Detroit Rock City's makers."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"Look, that guy just got clocked by a telephone receiver. Twice. See? Funny!"
‑ Shay Casey, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Set in the 1970's and produced by Gene Simmons (among others), this scrawny little script eventually becomes a rich film."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
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