From the creator of Love Actually and Notting Hill comes a trip back to the freewheeling, free-loving '60s when the rock music that inspired a generation was censored by the government.
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Good-natured rock 'n' roll comedy with some iffy behavior.
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Fresh: This might sound like a sentimental recipe, but Richard Curtis, who wrote and directed, keeps the spirit fresh and anarchic.
- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, November 12, 2009
Can movie be great solely for its soundtrack? Pirate Radio's as close as it gets. Decent acting, interesting characters, all around solid ensemble work in this coming of age/social revolution story of the pioneers of UK rock radio. Kenneth Branagh is especially good, and yes, the music is great: the director uses all of the Who, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, the Band, the Kinks and more - 52 songs, in all - to their best usage, setting the sonic backdrop for the story. In the end it gets a little cheesy, wallking the line between ironic and over-the-top and momentarily falling over, but on the whole this is good film that I feel I could watch many times over in years to come.
- danperry17, Friday, August 20, 2010
Great music, appauling film! I couldn't find anything likeable about it, despite liking a lot of the UK filled cast and even with the addition of Philip Seymour Hoffman, I had expected this to at least be a silly funny film, but it really didn't even begin to get the chuckle muscles moving
- 76Majikat, Sunday, August 15, 2010