The Runaways

The Runaways

The Runaways

Kristen Stewart is Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning is Cherie Currie in this film about '70s bad-girl rock band, The Runaways. This is the feature debut from music video director Floria Sigismondi (clips for Marilyn Manson, Christina Aguilera and The White Stripes).

The story follows Jett and Currie from their youth, as aspiring rock girls and Bowie fans (with Bowie hair). Jett is the serious one and has always known she wants to play music, Currie is the hot blonde recruited in a bar for her looks, and later taught how to sing.

2010Rating: R16, Contains Drug Use, Sex Scenes & Offensive Language105 minsUSA
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The Runaways / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A conventionally enjoyable making-and-breaking-of-the-band saga.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie may be a little too tame in the end, but at its best it is just wild enough.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Its interest comes from Shannon's fierce and sadistic training scenes as Kim Fowley, and from the intrinsic qualities of the performances by Stewart and Fanning, who bring more to their characters than the script provides.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

A great looking film with a rock'n'roll vibe.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The vigor and pace is electric, and the movie features three showy performances by Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning and Michael Shannon.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

Based on singer Cherie Currie's memoir Neon Angel, The Runaways is a pretty good, but maybe slightly cock-eyed account of the birth, life and implosion of the world's first all- women rock band.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

More than just your average tale of rock 'n' roll dreams-turned-nightmares, this slick but shaggy, crowd-pleasing yarn is a Runaway success.

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