Cradle Will Rock
Cradle Will Rock (1999)

The art and theater world of 1930s New York City is the backdrop for the new Touchstone Pictures film "Cradle Will Rock." As labor strikes break out throughout the country, New York City is alive with a burgeoning cultural… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 8, 1999
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2000
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Witty and provocative.

J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Willfully superficial.

Rob Gonsalves

The movie's radical stance is that artists should get to do their art without being destroyed by mean rich people, and aren't we just wonderful for agreeing with that?

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Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Trust writer-director Tim Robbins to know how to tickle an audience while making a political point.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Art and politics and ideals; mature.

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Brandon Judell

Bertolt Brecht is probably doing somersaults of joy in his grave or wherever his remains happen to be.

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Al final, se convierte en una colorida celebración del arte como forma de expresión, como compromiso de trabajo y como medio de reivindicación de justicia.

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Emanuel Levy

Art and politics collide in Tim Robbins' ambitious but not entirely successful effort to recreate a unique moment in American culture circa 1937.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Cradle Will Rock is a far from perfect film, but it's never less than fascinating.

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James Rocchi

Tim Robbins' New Deal theatrical fable tries hard -- too hard.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
In a word: "Disgusting". Not only is this film radically Marxist (even the Depression-era unions and FDR are depicted as selling out the workers as… More
John Ballantine
Oh Tim, Tim Tim. Your storm of political correctness has resulted in this film that no one went to see...for good reason. It is probably one of the most boring… More
Curtis Lilly
Huge cast made it fun to watch, along with the 30's atmosphere. Yet another example of how John and Joan Cusack cannot be apart in movies (much to my… More
Alec Barniskis
I would have appreciated a measure of subtlety at some point, as there are moments of "symbolism" that reach laughable proportions with their… More
jay nixon
painful, self indulgent exercise in tedium