The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 25, 1975
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2000
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Most of the jokes that might have seemed jolly fun on stage now appear obvious and even flat. The sparkle's gone.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Viewed on video simply as a movie, without the midnight sideshow, it's cheerful and silly, and kind of sweet, and forgettable.

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Andy Tweddle
Little White Lies

One hundred minutes of pure queer celebration that manages to concoct a bizarre cocktail of sincerity and reckless abandon.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The wit is too weak to sustain a film, and the songs all sound the same.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Famous for its allure as an audience-participation event, this adaptation of the stage musical works just fine as a solo viewing at home, with no resultant diminishment of its highlights.

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Total Film

It's like art-rockers Roxy Music let loose on Frankenstein - ludicrous, but oddly compelling. And it even stars Meat Loaf.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A string of hummable songs gives it momentum, Gray's admirably straight-faced narrator holds it together, and a run on black lingerie takes care of almost everything else.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a lot of fun for fans of the science fiction and horror genres

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R. L. Shaffer

A great midnight movie experience in the theaters, but the film itself is a bit of a bore.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Mister Caple
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" didn't invent midnight screenings but instead turned a off Broadway musical into art form that became a… More
Chris Weber
This is THE film that comes to mind when people talk about cult classics and 'midnight movies'. It's also quite possibly the weirdest musical I… More
Carlos Magalh„es
An adorable hybrid of musical, comedy and horror parody with a delightful performance by Tim Curry, who steals the show and was certainly having a lot of fun… More
Sam Barnett
One of the strangest phenomena in movie history, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and what viewers get out of it are almost completely dependent on the… More
Nicki Marie
Somehow my flixster rating for this was 2, even though I never saw it before (huh?). Well, what do you know, finally watched it tonight and rating was about… More
Wildaly M
A classic.