Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations (2012)

Directors Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn team to tell the true story of Terri Hooley, the rebellious Belfast music lover who launched his own record label, dubbed "Good Vibrations," in the 1970s, and quickly emerged as a… More

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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

A love song to both the power of both music and determined political resistance.

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Eddie Cockrell
The Australian

The team behind Good Vibrations have made a film that is determined to live up to its title, and does so.

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Jim Schembri
3AW

The gleaming, beaming centrepiece of this boisterous period piece is [Richard] Dormer's magnetic performance. Continually risking himself and his tiny store, he channels the passion and defiance embedded in the music he loves.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

An impassioned, funny and monumentally likable myth-making comedy.

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Simon Weaving
Screenwize

Chock full of vigour, great punk tunes and larrikin wit, this feel-good film tells the story of Terri Hooley, a man who brings music to a battered 1970s Belfast.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

If the recent Proclaimers musical Sunshine on Leith was too sugar-sweet for your liking, this relatively ragged affair will do the trick just nicely.

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Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

The film does most things by the book but it's still an interesting biopic about a person that you probably won't be familiar with.

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Matt Glasby
Flicks.co.nz

An extraordinary labour of love about an even more extraordinary labour of love.

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Craig Mathieson
Sydney Morning Herald

In the charming if somewhat predictable Good Vibrations, popular culture proves able to match the firepower of divisive politics.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Panta Oz
This Irish film written by Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson and directed by Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn was a refreshing viewing after the… More
Wu Chouin
Another good film that set in a record store. The fact that it's based on a true story is even better.
hawk ledge
Great performance Richard Dormer, passion and inspiration.
Marion Ravenwood
Hits them emotional high points far too early in the film and is just kinda lost interest near the end.