Detroit Rock City
Detroit Rock City (1999)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 21, 1999
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Silly plot, over-the-top directing style.

Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Like KISS's music, it's juvenile, crass, bombastic, and loud.

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Rob Gonsalves

The movie isn't a trailblazer; it's an exuberantly trashy party, a comedy of lowdown defeats and triumphs.

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Dustin Putman

A nice, respective try, but Detroit Rock City just misses the mark.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A valentine to sex, drugs, and cutting school.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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.

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Shay Casey

Look, that guy just got clocked by a telephone receiver. Twice. See? Funny!

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Michael Dequina

What works for rocking and rolling all night (and partying every day) doesn't necessarily hold true for movies.

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Jim Bartoo

Rifkin rocks and rolls in coming-of-age comedy.

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David N. Butterworth

Surprisingly amiable for a film that claims to 'kiss the rules goodbye.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Mrs. Bruce: God forbid one day you have a son like you, Jeremiah. A boy who lies through his teeth, buys demonic records, and smokes the dope!  "They… More
Ginny  X
Loved this back in the 90s and I still find it fun to watch 9 years after! -- rewrite this later -- Pending Review
Alex roy
Detroit Rock City is a pleasant little comedy film that focuses on a group of friends who are setting out on a road trip to go see their favorite band, Kiss.… More
Martin Sahlin
na had some fun moments man
Mike S
Something tells me that whoever directed this, must have been pretty stoned out of his mind. Especially if you look at some of the editing and directorial… More
Jason Spencer
Funny movie about some kids trying to see a KISS concert.

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