Rockers (1980)

In this film, Larry "Horsemouth" Walker, who has been a drummer in reggae bands, decides to try and give his fellow musicians an even break by becoming a record distributor. When local gangsters rip him off and stop his music… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: June 27, 1980
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2000
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

An excellent soundtrack, and an endearingly witty script which digresses through explanations of the Rasta faith and countless idiosyncratic solidarity rituals, make for a delightful piece of whimsy.

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Michael Thomson

The sheer life in Rockers has survived well.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Rockers is heavily didactic about the tenets of Rastafarianism, but it's also lighthearted, offering much the same dichotomy reggae music does.

Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner

Rockers spins realist connections from de Sica to Shaft.

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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader

Sounds from the golden age of reggae pulse through this breezy 1978 drama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
EightThirty .
Something Different...pretty funny Drama ^_^
Lesley N
The classic 1970's reggae film. Crammed full of Jamaican musicians, the soundtrack is great, and the story line is simple enough to follow even if you… More