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A 21-year-old aspiring hip-hop star from the Bronx is forced to put his career on hold when a gang of local thugs threatens his life and he is forced to seek refuge with his estranged father in Puerto Rico in this musical drama from producer Jennifer Lopez. Rob (Omarion Grandberry) is a New York City rapper who has gotten into hot water in his hometown, and now must flee to Puerto Rico. Upon arriving at his father's home in the Caribbean commonwealth, Rob immediately forms a bond with his half-brother, Javi, who introduces his distant sibling to the seductive sounds of Reggaeton. Rob and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Reggaeton has officially come of age: The burgeoning subgenre now has a terrible, opportunistic exploitation movie to call its own."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"Could have used more music."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"A cool blend of Puerto Rican and Nuyorican rhythmic, racial and family ties that bind, Feel The Noise likewise taps into a hot fusion of African derived sounds and sensibilities that connect those multiple cross-continental roots together."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Dramatic tension and narrative momentum are MIA."
‑ Timothy Knight, Reel.com
"An awkwardly executed drama with a leading man better suited for the concert stage, not the movie screen."
‑ Geoff Berkshire, Metromix.com
"First-time screenwriter Albert Leon appears to have turned for music industry insight not to his famous producer (who has no excuses) but to other music-themed movies (Mariah Carey's Glitter, perhaps?)."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"It's the subtexts -- about minority kinship and Hispanic self-actualization -- that resound. If only its fable (and leading man) didn't keep getting in the way."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"It's hard to fault a screenwriter for cramming every idea he's ever had about anything into his first movie for fear there won't be a second."
‑ Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
"Possibly the least provocative hip-hop movie ever that didn't star Lil' Bow Wow, Feel The Noise is the kind of feel-good/kid-with-a-dream-overcomes-the-odds story we're used to seeing starring white kids named Hilary or Lance."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"This music-driven melodrama aims to salute and promote a cultural phenomenon -- reggaeton music, in this case -- by slathering it all over an instantly forgettable, cliché-laden pop flick."
‑ James Diers, E! Online
"No one will mistake director Alejandro Chomski's Feel the Noise for great drama. But there's an undeniable sweetness to the characters, the performers are highly appealing, and the music sizzles."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"The plot is contrived, the performances are all over the board, and Chomski's camera ogles his actresses just a little too much."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Producer Jennifer Lopez's cameo in the film's climactic Puerto Rican Day parade sequence feels like a victory lap for successfully bilking film financiers and moviegoers out of their money."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"...rambles heedlessly from cliche to cliche..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"This simplistic teen drama features an engaging young star but doesn't miss a "follow your dreams" cliche."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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