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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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

What's infectious about Groove is the friendly, almost innocent way that its brat pack of digital-age bohemians seek liberation in a world where there is nothing left to rebel against.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A Frankie and Annette picture for the rave crowd.

David Edelstein

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

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Like drug movies from the 1960s, it's naive, believing that the problems of the straight life can be solved by dropping out and tuning in.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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

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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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Michael Dequina

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

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Scott Weinberg

A movie for those in love with the rave scene, and those who are just curious.

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