Groove
Groove (2000)

Set during the course of a single evening centering on an illegal rave thrown in a San Francisco warehouse, Greg Harrison's exuberant film is really more a snapshot of the PLUR culture than a real story, but that doesn't matter in… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 9, 2000
DVD Release Date: December 5, 2000
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though high on energy and great techno tunes, Groove's characters and plotlines are too cliched to be engaging.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

If this movie achieves anything, it makes you realize how dull parties really are.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Most of the performances are stiff, and the awkward dialogue is made even worse by the way in which it is delivered.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Harrison's eye for detail paints a fairly vivid slice-of-life picture.

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David Edelstein
Slate

A little bland, but it puts you in the mood to forgive it: relaxed and mellow and accepting.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Manages to both capture the spirit of a counterculture and reflect on the essentially conventional lives of those who lose themselves in the buzz.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A Frankie and Annette picture for the rave crowd.

Newsday

Nothing new, but cliches are cliches because they work.

Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

Shambling but mostly knowing and funny.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

anything but a cautionary expose. In fact, it's almost an urban fairy tale.

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