Not Fade Away Reviews

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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 4, 2013
This film could have been -- should have been, even -- something special. But it's not.
January 4, 2013
The period details are spot-on and the soundtrack is great.
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.
January 3, 2013
There are plenty of laughs along with the melodrama as the band and its members struggle through young adulthood.
January 3, 2013
A movie that feels at once deeply personal and more than a little confused.
January 2, 2013
Rock & roll is here to stay. And David Chase gets some well-deserved satisfaction.
December 28, 2012
Mostly, Not Fade Away is a hit.
December 28, 2012
Ultimately a disappointment - this is a movie easy to watch and even easier to forget.
December 27, 2012
The performances and music are a pleasure, and Chase's affection for the period is palpable.
December 27, 2012
Aiming for a generational statement that encompasses the entire '60s experience, [Chase] turns unexpectedly inept.
December 27, 2012
Somewhat autobiographical and worth seeing despite its somewhat muffled quality ...
December 27, 2012
Chase takes a basement view of the birth of America's '60s rock revolution with his big-screen debut Not Fade Away.
December 24, 2012
Chase has captured this one for all time. He delivers on the movie's title.
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
What makes this movie unique is that it's not just one more story of a band that got big in a hurry.
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.''
December 20, 2012
By focusing on musicians who are talented but finally not good or persistent enough to succeed in the big time, "Not Fade Away" offers a poignant, alternative, antiheroic history of the big beat.
Top Critic
December 20, 2012
Alas, Not Fade Away is far less pungent than the period it attempts to evoke.
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