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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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

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.

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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.

0

Two things I was dreading - that this would be yet another yikky saccharine Hollywood teen-chick flick (TWILIGHT with songs!) and, talking of TWI-SH*TE - Kristen Stewart. Actually, I needn't have worried. This is on a par with WHIP IT - and can be enjoyed regardless of the biology in your pants! It's fun, the cast are good (especially Shannon as the creepy...

4.0
0

Kristen Stewart pulls out a great stop-calling-me-Bella role as Joan while Dakota Fanning remains her usual I’m-still-pretty-damn-good performance as Cherie. The highlight act for many, me included, goes to Michael Shannon. Playing the band’s hilariously contrived producer, Shannon should probably leave a ransom note after every scene he steals . The film...

3.0
0

Saw it at the Film Festival...Brilliantly cast movie. Been waiting for the DVD release. Worth repeat viewings. :)

5.0
0

An interesting look into girls doing rock n roll in the 1970's. Some good music here, some solid performances from Dokata Fanning,Michael Shannon and Kristin Stewart. The Runaways had their small little run and made their mark.I recommend this film for anyone interested in the runaways

3.0
0

I really liked this film even though I went reluctantly during film festival. There is some truth that some "hard" bits have been glossed over and are a bit shallow, esp. the rise of Jett. I would've like to have seen more of that explored, however, overall kept me watching and not bored. You go girls !! The measurement of female involvement in a movie...

4.0
0

This was definitely a rock n roll movie with great performances from Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, definitely a must see!

4.0
0

My wife and I, both avid film fans were just blown away with Kristen's acting. This girl can act. When you see footage on youtube of the band you realise how good this film is as a portrayal of the real life characters. Sometimes we forget how good some actors really are till they enter roles like this. Did I say we loved the movie...

5.0
0

Saw this film at the Film Festival...it's awesome. Can't wait to see it again!

5.0
0

Wow, I was just starting to wonder IF this movie would ever be released in New Zealand, The Runaways were an amazing band, I can't wait to see this film

5.0
0

i think the movie is going to be great

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

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.

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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.

0

Two things I was dreading - that this would be yet another yikky saccharine Hollywood teen-chick flick (TWILIGHT with songs!) and, talking of TWI-SH*TE - Kristen Stewart. Actually, I needn't have worried. This is on a par with WHIP IT - and can be enjoyed regardless of the biology in your pants! It's fun, the cast are good (especially Shannon as the...

4.0
0

Kristen Stewart pulls out a great stop-calling-me-Bella role as Joan while Dakota Fanning remains her usual I’m-still-pretty-damn-good performance as Cherie. The highlight act for many, me included, goes to Michael Shannon. Playing the band’s hilariously contrived producer, Shannon should probably leave a ransom note after every scene he steals . The film...

3.0
0

Saw it at the Film Festival...Brilliantly cast movie. Been waiting for the DVD release. Worth repeat viewings. :)

5.0
0

An interesting look into girls doing rock n roll in the 1970's. Some good music here, some solid performances from Dokata Fanning,Michael Shannon and Kristin Stewart. The Runaways had their small little run and made their mark.I recommend this film for anyone interested in the runaways

3.0
0

I really liked this film even though I went reluctantly during film festival. There is some truth that some "hard" bits have been glossed over and are a bit shallow, esp. the rise of Jett. I would've like to have seen more of that explored, however, overall kept me watching and not bored. You go girls !! The measurement of female involvement in a movie...

4.0
0

This was definitely a rock n roll movie with great performances from Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, definitely a must see!

4.0
0

My wife and I, both avid film fans were just blown away with Kristen's acting. This girl can act. When you see footage on youtube of the band you realise how good this film is as a portrayal of the real life characters. Sometimes we forget how good some actors really are till they enter roles like this. Did I say we loved the movie...

5.0
0

Saw this film at the Film Festival...it's awesome. Can't wait to see it again!

5.0
0

Wow, I was just starting to wonder IF this movie would ever be released in New Zealand, The Runaways were an amazing band, I can't wait to see this film

5.0
0

i think the movie is going to be great

5.0
0