Not Fade Away Reviews

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December 18, 2018
Not Fade Away is an eloquent love letter to an era, one in which times were changing faster than they had ever seemed to before and great music was heard from radios, TVs, and gramophones just about everywhere you went.
August 22, 2018
We know what's coming, it isn't terribly original, but it's hard not to like it. You won't discover a new sound that you've never heard before, but you'll sit back and sing along.
October 25, 2017
As the title oh-so-obviously implies, it's a love that will-well, you know.
July 11, 2013
There's a nice, pop-in-and-see rhythm to the storytelling. Gandolfini's Pat descends into a rich sadness. There's wry humour to be had with Douglas and his idealizing buddies. Loneliness and longing lounge around together.
May 13, 2013
Hits notes you thought only Chase's primo Sopranos could reach.
February 4, 2013
An exhilarating rush of keenly observant, sometimes barbed, occasionally funny and often poignant detail, and all of it feels right.
January 16, 2013
Beautifully captures the impact of the British rock 'n' roll invasion on young teens in the suburbs (I was there). . .But even with accurate details, the film loses its way.
January 11, 2013
...a rollicking comedy about growing up and striking out
January 10, 2013
Not Fade Away is about the imperishable idea of youth and the promise of endless wide-open possibility. Time will always be on its side.
January 9, 2013
Not Fade Away is intimate, episodic and achingly poignant. It's also woefully insubstantial. Chase has created less of a dramatic narrative and more of an awkwardly paced, formulaic collage.
January 8, 2013
Good- although I think it would work better as a TV series. I wish there was a season 2.
January 7, 2013
The movie is a psalm to those who, far from pursuing the path of the Rolling Stones, stayed trapped under a rock.
January 5, 2013
Because its more about intertwining themes than it is about obvious plot and conflict, it has melancholic energy. It revels in the mystery, appreciation, and ultimately creation of art-from a guy who was empowered and inspired by rock himself.
January 5, 2013
A wistful, bittersweet remembrance of the emerging '60s counterculture.
January 4, 2013
Rock & roll is salvation, rebellion, fun, sex, and the greatest middle finger ever extended by one generation at another. If you actually believe all of that, even a little bit, David Chase's far-from-perfect Not Fade Away is hard to dislike.
January 4, 2013
The story is unfocused and, at times, directionless. Characters disappear.And, the whimsical ending seemingly comes out of nowhere.The best I can do is give "Not Fade Away" a marginal recommendation.
January 4, 2013
The period details are spot-on and the soundtrack is great.
January 4, 2013
The threat of nuclear annihilation and the potential saving grace of rock and roll are linked at the beginning and end of this movie about 1960s kids negotiating a new kind of life informed by both possibilities.
January 4, 2013
Yes, it's about rock and New Jersey, but it's also about getting a life going and dreaming, and that's timeless, classic stuff.
January 3, 2013
Well-observed but occasionally disjointed, it's a film that's more about thematic tone, sound and images than it is driven by plot.
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