The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll
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According to rock 'n' roll lore, age 27 is a fateful milestone. From Robert Johnson, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison to Kurt Cobain, all stars we lost at this very age. World famous rock star Spyder (Kevin Zegers) has achieved fame and fortune with a smash hit debut album. This blinding success however, is built on the Faustian pact that capitalized on the genius of his long lost childhood best friend and band mate, Eric Genson (Jason Ritter). Now Spyder retreats to his small hometown after his sophomore effort flops. Reconnecting with Eric after a seven year… More

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"Those who go looking for tragic relevance in Scott Rosenbaum's debut indie won't find much to grasp onto."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Unconvincing rock-biz melodrama feels even thinner when invoking legendary musicians."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"The director manages to instill every moment on the road with a sense of shrill conventionality."
‑ Glenn Heath Jr., Slant Magazine
"Cliche-ridden and ineptly made...a period piece that would have been moldy even twenty years ago."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"You'd be better off renting "Eddie and the Cruisers" (1983) than slogging through this latest, far more dire recycling of the same rock clichés."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"An exhausted pileup of rock-movie clichés, "The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll" presents artistic self-destruction with the solemnity of a movie that has invented a spanking-new genre."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"[VIDEO]...a knock-off of a knock-off movie that has the audacity to attempt to authenticate its rock 'n' roll credibility by casting a giant like Peter Fonda in a supporting role. Shame."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"belongs in the VH1 vault, never to be heard of again."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Some grace notes and riffs ring true, but mainly it plays like a familiar tune on a broken record."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Unfortunately, the unconvincing fictional storyline Rosenbaum weaves around this solid musical base hits every meller cliche in the "self-destructive rock star" playbook."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"[Despite] a rousing jam with elder blues icons [and] Zegers' showy role. . .story feels like a studied period recreation for the History Channel."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel,
"Some films are merely tired: This completely unoriginal Almost Famous wannabe is downright exhausted-and exhausting to sit through."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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