The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll
The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (2011)

According to rock 'n' roll lore, age 27 is a fateful milestone. From Robert Johnson, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison to Kurt Cobain, all stars we lost at this very age. World famous rock star Spyder (Kevin… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 5, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2011
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Those who go looking for tragic relevance in Scott Rosenbaum's debut indie won't find much to grasp onto.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Unconvincing rock-biz melodrama feels even thinner when invoking legendary musicians.

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Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine

The director manages to instill every moment on the road with a sense of shrill conventionality.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

You'd be better off renting "Eddie and the Cruisers" (1983) than slogging through this latest, far more dire recycling of the same rock clichés.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

An exhausted pileup of rock-movie clichés, "The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll" presents artistic self-destruction with the solemnity of a movie that has invented a spanking-new genre.

Cole Smithey

[VIDEO]...a knock-off of a knock-off movie that has the audacity to attempt to authenticate its rock 'n' roll credibility by casting a giant like Peter Fonda in a supporting role. Shame.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Some grace notes and riffs ring true, but mainly it plays like a familiar tune on a broken record.

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Ronnie Scheib

Unfortunately, the unconvincing fictional storyline Rosenbaum weaves around this solid musical base hits every meller cliche in the "self-destructive rock star" playbook.

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Nora Lee Mandel

[Despite] a rousing jam with elder blues icons [and] Zegers' showy role. . .story feels like a studied period recreation for the History Channel.

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Cynthia S.
I love movies about bands, and I thought that this movie was very well done. I really like Kevin Zegers, and Jason Ritter, especially. I think they are two… More
Cast: Kevin Zegers, Jason Ritter, Taryn Manning, Lukas Haas, Peter Fonda, Lauren Holly, Kelly Lynch, Aimee Teegarden, Billy Dee Williams, Ruby Dee Director:… More