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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The perfectly cast Slater effectively propels the film, his intensity and dry delivery giving it a definite edge, as does a soundtrack which includes Ice T, Concrete Blonde and the Cowboy Junkies."
‑ , Time Out
"Slater is Moyle's generator, powering the film through some sludgy melodramatics, and while his separation of Mark and Hard Harry is practically Kabuki theater, the effort is just wonderful."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"A teen anthem and guilty pleasure."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Pump Up the Volume is the kind of movie that hits home. It touches on real emotions and is a reminder of just how darn awkward it is to be a young adult."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"A surprisingly solid celebration of teen angst and rebellion. Soundtrack was quite choice, as well."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"It's a howl from the heart, a relentlessly involving movie that gives a kid every reason to believe that he or she can come of age."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Much more than a teen movie....an experience, and one you'll never forget. TURN IT UP LOUD!"
‑ Clint Morris, Mediasharx
"Underrated."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Powerful teen rebellion movie"
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"Pump Up the Volume is one of the most powerful movies I've ever seen."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"Sharply uneven, this teen-angst feature begins exgremely well with some relevant social commentary; it also put on the map Christian Slater as a talent to watch."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Fast paced with a satisfyingly unhappy ending."
‑ Lloyd Bradley, Empire Magazine
"Few films understand the fantasies of the would-be outsider-turned-icon quite as well, while remaining in a realistic setting."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Entertaining teen rebellion story"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Pump Up The Volume is well worth a look."
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com
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