Not Fade Away Reviews

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February 28, 2013
Sopranos creator David Chase returns to New Jersey, but his film loses its way
February 2, 2013
Unfortunately, Chase's failed group is no more interesting than one you or your friends might have played in.
January 14, 2013
While it has a personal feel, the performances are a mixed bag and it too often resorts to nostalgic cliches, especially when the music isn't playing.
January 5, 2013
I don't mean to belittle the memory of an entire decade, except when I do.
January 4, 2013
Not Fade Away is the greenest film of the new year, recycling '60s cliches with alacrity.
January 4, 2013
God save us from boomer nostalgia and its endless idealization of the '60s.
January 4, 2013
It's not a great film, but perhaps Chase is the victim of impossibly high expectations.
January 4, 2013
This film could have been -- should have been, even -- something special. But it's not.
January 4, 2013
People get high or get cancer or get carried away to mental institutions and hospitals, but we know too little about them to care.
January 4, 2013
It turns out that even though you can take the boy out of episodic TV, you still can't take him out of New Jersey.
January 4, 2013
'Not Fade Away' is as yesterday as eight-track. It works very hard at creating a mood and tempo for an era that is a turning point for most baby boomers.
January 4, 2013
Fans of great 1960s rock and roll will love the incredible 40 song soundtrack but little else.
January 3, 2013
Filled with overly familiar '60s signifiers and narrative dead ends.
January 3, 2013
A movie that feels at once deeply personal and more than a little confused.
December 29, 2012
The problem is, nobody told Chase his memories of the '60s and rock'n roll have long been clichs.
December 28, 2012
Ultimately a disappointment - this is a movie easy to watch and even easier to forget.
December 27, 2012
Aiming for a generational statement that encompasses the entire '60s experience, [Chase] turns unexpectedly inept.
December 27, 2012
A totally by-the-numbers boomer nostalgia exercise, of the type we've already seen dozens of times.
December 21, 2012
It's a "personal" movie that, in some ways, seems impersonal. Everything seems a bit too varnished and staged and overly familiar.
December 21, 2012
The acting is OK, but none of the leads has the kind of sizzle that might have turned this into something as special as another film set roughly in the same era, "Diner.''
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