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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A soundtrack in search of a movie, Empire Records is one teen-music effort that never finds a groove."
‑ Ken Eisner, Variety
"If the movie is a lost cause, it may at least showcase actors who have better things ahead of them."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...things just move quickly from one person's conflicts to another, with little momentum or feeling of satisfaction."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The Empire Strikes Out . . . lame Gen-X "comedy" that falls completely flat . . . Go rent CLERKS"
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"Lovably sloppy."
‑ Joe Levy, Rolling Stone
"Insubstantial, predictable and often dull."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Leaves you with the sensation of having chewed a piece of bubblegum until well after its flavour ran dry."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Empire Records is little more than a poor man's Clerks, but an entertaining one."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"Overall, fatally ersatz but good natured at heart."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"One of the hippest and most enjoyable movies of the 90s. This ROCKS!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"[Leaves the] impression of artificiality."
‑ Dragan Antulov, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"It has a good soundtrack, lots of free-for-all dance scenes, and derision toward aging singers and capitalists. And you just can't get enough of that."
‑ Eric Vanstrom, Filmcritic.com
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