Eddie and the Cruisers
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

The soundtrack for this rock & roll mystery, performed by the Springsteenesque John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, was more popular than the actual film. The plot centers on a television journalist's investigation of the strange… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 4, 2001
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Eddie and the Cruisers is a mish-mash of a film, combining elements of the ongoing nostalgia for rock music of previous decades with an unworkable and laughable mystery plotline.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Eddie and the Cruisers is vivid, full of conviction and more than a little foolish at times.

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Brad Laidman
Film Threat

I tend to doubt that you will ever see this movie double billed with Citizen Kane, but the two movies are structured pretty similarly.

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Grainne O'Kelly
Time Out

Low key and, despite the music, rather likeable.

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

An intriguing, if not completely successful, spin on the rock movie.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Eddie and the Cruisers is all buildup and no payoff.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Pare lacks charisma as Eddie, but the Bruce Springsteen-like music was good enough to put the soundtrack album in the Top 40 charts.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer Macklin
One of those movies that has flaws, but is so simple and endearing that it sticks with you. I would recommend for the soundtrack alone
Jason Spencer
The story of a rise and fall of a fictional rock legend.
David Ladd
Eddie Wilson (Michael Pare) was the lead singer of "Eddie & The Cruisers", an on the rise rock band in the early 1960s that played late… More
Marion Ravenwood
Not the greatest film, but the music is where this film shines. I loved the music, it was right up my alley, + Michael Pare is really cute!
Cynthia S.
This movie is one of my ALL TIME favorite movies. I loved the whole entire film, and the very end of the movie made me jump out of my chair (in 1984 when I… More
Jason Reneau
Great movie, the soundtrack is pretty sweet, but the whole story about this band from Jersey and their troubled singer, good stuff.

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