The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll
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Los Angeles Times
Some grace notes and riffs ring true, but mainly it plays like a familiar tune on a broken record.
Unfortunately, the unconvincing fictional storyline Rosenbaum weaves around this solid musical base hits every meller cliche in the "self-destructive rock star" playbook.
The 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.
New York Daily News
Those who go looking for tragic relevance in Scott Rosenbaum's debut indie won't find much to grasp onto.
The Hollywood Reporter
A limp piece of fan fiction about a fictional rock band's heyday and decline.
The phoniness of their cross-country saga is compounded by a gaggle of cipher sidekicks.
Glenn Heath Jr.
There's nothing inherently flawed about this nomadic and potentially life-affirming narrative, but Rosenbaum manages to instill every moment on the road with a sense of shrill conventionality.
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.
One only hopes that Ruby Dee, Michael K. Williams and the late, great Pinetop Perkins were paid well for their wasted time.
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