Feel the Noise
Feel the Noise (2007)

A 21-year-old aspiring hip-hop star from the Bronx is forced to put his career on hold when a gang of local thugs threatens his life and he is forced to seek refuge with his estranged father in Puerto Rico in this musical drama from… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 5, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2008
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite the different musical genre, Feel the Noise is as generic as any music-themed film that has come before it.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Reggaeton has officially come of age: The burgeoning subgenre now has a terrible, opportunistic exploitation movie to call its own.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Could have used more music.

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Prairie Miller

A cool blend of Puerto Rican and Nuyorican rhythmic, racial and family ties that bind, Feel The Noise likewise taps into a hot fusion of African derived sounds and sensibilities that connect those multiple cross-continental roots together.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

First-time screenwriter Albert Leon appears to have turned for music industry insight not to his famous producer (who has no excuses) but to other music-themed movies (Mariah Carey's Glitter, perhaps?).

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Andy Webster
New York Times

It's the subtexts -- about minority kinship and Hispanic self-actualization -- that resound. If only its fable (and leading man) didn't keep getting in the way.

Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle

It's hard to fault a screenwriter for cramming every idea he's ever had about anything into his first movie for fear there won't be a second.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

No one will mistake director Alejandro Chomski's Feel the Noise for great drama. But there's an undeniable sweetness to the characters, the performers are highly appealing, and the music sizzles.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The plot is contrived, the performances are all over the board, and Chomski's camera ogles his actresses just a little too much.

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Michael Dequina

Producer Jennifer Lopez's cameo in the film's climactic Puerto Rican Day parade sequence feels like a victory lap for successfully bilking film financiers and moviegoers out of their money.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Fascade Fiveoneeight
Movie needed more substance...fairly good though.
William Goss
A 90-minute reggaeton music video and soundtrack commercial.
Leo L
Great movie! Great music!