Ricki and the Flash

101 mins
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Meryl Streep leads this drama from screenwriter Diablo Cody (Young Adult, Juno) about an ageing rock star looking to connect... More

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Ricki and the Flash | Ratings & Reviews

"There is an infinitesimal danger in an actress attaining the standing of Meryl Streep. Alongside the incredible body of work, the boggling amounts of talent and delightful self-deprecating charm comes the capacity to make any film into a Meryl Streep Movie, nay a Streep Cinematic Sensation."

Flicks, Giles HardieFlicks

"This is a shaggy, easily distractible film that consistently defies expectations to both charming and baffling effect."


"A movie that gives Streep her most emotionally blocked character in years, without caricature."

Time OutTime Out

"Seems like a squandered opportunity for this humane, curious and liberal-minded filmmaker to reflect on some uncomfortable realities. This isn't really rock 'n' roll. It's easy listening."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Ricki and the Flash’s emotional intensity creeps up on you, and it’s all due to the performances. Everyone’s sympathetic, everyone’s got depth."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"A bit saccharine and corny it may be, but that's always been the essence of a decent pub rock ballad."


"It helps that Kevin Kline excels as Ricki's ex, and Mamie Gummer, Streep's real-life daughter, imbues the fictional version with rare grit and grace. Otherwise, too many wrong notes."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Even with its well-observed moments, the movie’s nonmusical interactions, whether reaching for laughs or poignancy, too often feel flat and forced."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Raises smart questions about why a mother’s musical ambitions are so much more selfish than, say, seven-time dad Mick Jagger’s."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

Ricki and the Flash | Details

PG, Coarse language, drug use & sexual references
Drama, Music
Country of origin