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      Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story

      R 2001 1h 37m Drama List
      Reviews 57% Audience Score 100+ Ratings The British rock group (Orlando Seale, Tat Whalley, Karl Geary) rises to the top of the U.S. charts despite personal and professional tragedies. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member One of the greats. Will. It disappoint any true diehard Def Leppard fans Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Wow. Even for 2001 made-for-tv this is a shit movie. I don't even know where to begin. The whole thing is unbelievably bad. I should have known when the only warning was "some drug use". The accident scene was so bad I was laughing at a guy losing his arm. I am still laughing if I am being honest. If you watch it as a parody, it is probably closer to three stars but it isn't a parody sooooo, yeah. Anyhow, after watching The Dirt, I can't even take this seriously as a rock biopic. I do recommend it though, if you just want to waste an hour and a half and then come to Rotten Tomatoes to bring down the rating to a more appropriate level. I mean, 57%? You gotta be kidding me. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Terrific film on the early years of Def Leppard right to their rise to fame. I really am a huge fan of the band, and I grew up listening to the band. This is a well made movie, one that should definitely be seen by every fan of the band, and with a fine cast of talented actors, brings the story of this great band to life. Nowadays Def Leppard are not what they used to be, but with this film, you get a taste of their heyday, when they made great music. I really enjoyed the film's performances, and the pacing is done quite quickly, and the filmmakers seem to cram to a bit too much history into a short run time, which is a weak point for the film. However the film is very good nonetheless and I think it's a fantastic film on the subject. The film works well as a drama, and it's really a rag to riches story about a band that overcomes, and to everyone that knows this band, they know exactly what I'm talking about. This is a very good drama that is sure to delight fans of the band, though it's not perfect film, it's definitely worth seeing if you the band, ort rock music in general. The cast here are great in their respective roles, and each brings something unique to the screen. Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story is entertaining from the first frame onwards, and it recreates key moments in the bands career. Very good film for what it does, this is a great music drama that though shows issues with story, and budget, does more than big, overcomplicated dramas with big name stars. The beauty part of this film is that it's based on a real story, and is one that's fairly easy to get into. Especially with a band like Def Leppard, their story is one of a kind, and this film definitely captures that vibe. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Terrific bio-pic of the legendary English metal band, focusing on their early years. The culture and time period is captured very well, as these working class lads from steel city Sheffield make their way to rock superstardom, and battle a few challenges along the way. Of course, the music is awesome. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Great Movie! Anyone who is a Def Lep fan should see. You get to watch the rise of Def Lep while also seeing the sadly decent of Steve Clark into the madness of alcoholism. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member This film was so great, I have watched it at least six times. Being a fan of the '80s, I can honestly say that it is one of the most influential films I have ever seen! Watch it! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis The British rock group (Orlando Seale, Tat Whalley, Karl Geary) rises to the top of the U.S. charts despite personal and professional tragedies.
      Director
      Robert Mandel
      Producer
      Patricia Clifford, Claudio Castravelli
      Rating
      R, TV-PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 25, 2005
      Runtime
      1h 37m