Quadrophenia
Quadrophenia (1979)

This film version of the Who's rock opera Quadrophenia makes a few tentative stabs at "explaining" the alienation of 1960s British working-class youth, but its major selling point is its nonstop rock-and-R&B musical score,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Roddam's look back at an angsty young man in '65 is a throwback to the kitchen-sink dramas that began plumbing the depths of lower-class lives then. Reeking with a restless teen spirit, Quadrophenia leads us down adolescence's blind alleys of rebellion.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

An anti-musical...based on The Who's 1973 "rock opera" concept album...all the more brilliant for this seemingly counter-intuitive approach. [Blu-ray]

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"Quadrophenia" is a glorious representational story of male teen angst that transcends its British locations and great music with a sense of the confused romantic notions that young men the world over carry with them.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Manages to be both quintessentially British and irrefutably universal.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

When you're an angry young man, there's no better way to prove you're an individual than to dress and act exactly like everybody else.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Disappointing film version of a great concept album.

Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

Director Franc Roddam shot the film with a gritty, realistic feel and the themes of youthful rebellion and confusion are absolutely timeless, magnified by the specificity of the setting rather than being limited by it.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film lives through the superb raw angst-ridden performance of Phil Daniels.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Quadrophenia succeeds through its devil-may-care attitude and energy. It feels like a low-budget homemade movie from the period.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Mods vs. Rockers, Battlefield: England, 1960s. Disenchantment with adulthood and responsability hits harder than fists or kicks in the head for a real Mod like… More
Wahida K
The Year Was 1964, and The Battle Was Just Beginning!
Lady D'arbanville
A Classic Brit film with a cast full of Actors who went on to be well known names, whether that be in Soaps, Sit-coms, films or the Music business. A film that… More
Anthony Lawrie
Great film about Mod Britain in 1964 but the thing I don't understand is that so many mods still like this film when at the end it basically says that… More
Daniel Mumby
As the 1970s wore on The Who increasingly turned their attention from music to filmmaking. Following Ken Russell's Oscar-nominated adaptation of Tommy, the… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Having loved "Tommy", I tried watching this movie, but couldn't get into it. Perhaps it was the grungy scenes, the heavily-accented characters,… More

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