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Ricki and the Flash Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    57

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Seeking spontaneity and release for her character, Ms. Streep gets stuck in a laboriousness that I don’t want to belabor, since her efforts are gallant — she does her own singing and playing — and there are fleeting moments of real fun. Still, it’s hard not to wonder why so much in the movie went so wrong.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Variety Andrew Barker

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

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

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

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Leah Greenblatt

    Director Jonathan Demme and screenwriter Diablo Cody, both Oscar winners, have made far better films. Still, Ricki raises smart questions about why a mother’s musical ambitions are so much more selfish than, say, seven-time dad Mick Jagger’s.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    It's an entertaining diversion - a good way to pass a couple of hours as late summer evenings lengthen - but not much more.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    Though this is the cinematic equivalent of an album of cover tunes by artists who have created much more dazzling original work, it’s a sweet, smart and funny confection.

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