Empire Records
Empire Records (1995)

A funky little record shop provides the setting for this youthful comedy that centers on the workers there as they try to help poor Joe Anthony LaPaglia), the manager who really wants to buy the place, recoup his losses after his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 3, 2001
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
24%
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User Score
84%



Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a terrific soundtrack and a strong early performance from Renee Zellweger, Empire Records is mostly a silly and predictable teen dramedy.

Ken Eisner
Variety

A soundtrack in search of a movie, Empire Records is one teen-music effort that never finds a groove.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

If the movie is a lost cause, it may at least showcase actors who have better things ahead of them.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...things just move quickly from one person's conflicts to another, with little momentum or feeling of satisfaction.

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Joe Levy
Rolling Stone

Lovably sloppy.

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Insubstantial, predictable and often dull.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Leaves you with the sensation of having chewed a piece of bubblegum until well after its flavour ran dry.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Overall, fatally ersatz but good natured at heart.

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

One of the hippest and most enjoyable movies of the 90s. This ROCKS!

Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

[Leaves the] impression of artificiality.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Empire Records is a great comedy. The story is quite simple, yet kit works. This film is fun from start to finish. This is a comedy that stands out, and is… More
MisterYoda ?
with the recent release of the special edition dvd of this film, i'd suggest you go watch it. yeah, this movie is a light, fluffy gen-x teen movie with its… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Damn the Man! Save the Empire!"</i> The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop… More
Lewis C.
Many people will hate Empire Records. I almost didn't like it myself. It's the characters. Not the actors, they were all pretty decent. But the… More
Japes .
I kinda liked it. It's nothing more than a guilty pleasure.
Jennifer D
I probably need to see this again. Even though I hate Liv Tyler.

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