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A group of aging rockers pull a fast one on the youth-obsessed music industry by hiring a group of photogenic teenagers as their stand ins, and releasing a scorching punk-pop single that rockets up the charts in this comedy inspired by actual events. Back in his day, Johnny Jones (Phil Daniels) and his band The Weapons of Happiness were all the rage. A few decades later, they're just a bunch of old, out-of-work musicians reminiscing about the glory days. Then one day, during a particularly inspired jam session, The Weapons of Happiness crank out a tune that's a surefire hit. Trouble… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"[Vinyl] begins to lose momentum once the focus shifts away from the hoax and onto a series of listless subplots pulling the film away from satire and into the realm of bloated family drama."
‑ Nathan Rabin, The Dissolve
"Vinyl is a harmless bit of good fun, and although it's easy to pick holes, it tells a good story and remains under 90 minutes long."
‑ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys
"A curiosity piece which, on its own, will not be enough to spawn a punk revival."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Peters' original prank made a valid point about the music industry's obsession with new artists, but Sugarman winds this story to a formulaic, feel good conclusion that feels more conforming than the punk spirit that inspired it."
‑ Paul Gallagher, The List
"Amiable, lightweight fun."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
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