Almost Famous
Almost Famous (2000)

Writer and director Cameron Crowe's experiences as a teenage rock journalist -- he was a regular contributor to Rolling Stone while still in high school -- inspired this coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy hitting the road with… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 15, 2000
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Almost Famous, with its great ensemble performances and story, is a well-crafted, warm-hearted movie that successfully draws you into its era.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

The movie's so clever and endearing, you can forget the almost.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

A blissfully sweet coming-of-age movie in which everyone, young and less young, comes of age.

Sean Axmaker

Cameron Crowe's thinly fictionalized autobiography is deftly poised between rosy affection, thoughtful remembrance, and giddy adolescent awe. As perhaps it should be.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

None of the non-musical components on the screen matched the excitement of the music.

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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly

The film shimmers with the irresistible pleasures that define Hollywood at its best -- it's polished like glass, funny, knowing and bright, and filled with characters whose lives are invariably sexier and more purposeful than our own.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

For every scene that's a sturdy piece of observed wisdom about coming of age... there's another that's pure cheese.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It's a sweet-minded, picaresque story, woolly with some of its dramatic details, but stacked with attractions...

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

This is the celluloid version of a glossy magazine feature -- easily perused, modestly entertaining, the kind of piece designed to please the publisher by not taxing (or offending) the reader.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The film itself -- a quasi-autobiography of writer-director Cameron Crowe -- is still good, but not as good as it seemed 14 years ago.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhăes
It is almost impossible not to fall in love with this wonderful autobiographical delight that has a wonderful soundtrack - oh man, isn't the soundtrack… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Beautiful, funny, and occasionally thrilling, Almost Famous is wonderfully filmed and well written, and ultimately, an extremely likable and memorable cinematic… More
Dan Schultz
One of the best films about music ever made, with standout performances from everyone in the cast, including a rocking soundtrack that brings this simple,… More
Sam Barnett
Almost Famous is almost great, featuring great acting from both Fugit and Hudson, as well as an authentic rock and roll feel. However, the story of a bickering… More
Alice Shen
I don't think I "get" this movie. I like rock and roll as much as the next Band Aid, but very little is actually spent on the music. Russell… More
Jim Careter
Almost Famous is funny, interesting, and a great meaning about music and life. The plot is incredible and I think every time n our life we want to be like this… More