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      Rock Around the Clock

      Released Mar 21, 1956 1h 17m Musical List
      Reviews 46% Audience Score 500+ Ratings An unknown rock 'n' roll band (Bill Haley & the Comets) becomes famous. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 28 Buy Now

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      Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Of course, the story isn’t the story here -- the film’s real value is in the amazing assemblage of various musical outfits performing their hits. Rated: 3/4 Nov 8, 2023 Full Review Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies If anything, Rock Around the Clock will introduce a new generation to the origins of rock and roll music. Rated: 3/5 Oct 24, 2023 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: B- Jan 13, 2013 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews If you can tune out the corny story, the music is a good trip down memory lane. Rated: C+ Jul 12, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      dave s Rock Around the Clock is about as simplistic as a movie can be. The story is as thin as a wafer, the script is full of clunky dialogue, and the performances and production values are passable but uninspired. Shot during the dawn of rock and roll, the only real reason to watch are the performances from Bill Haley & the Comets and The Platters, as well as an appearance from rock impresario Alan Freed. Anything that happens between the performances feels like nothing more than filler, an excuse to extend a short concert film into a full-length feature. Suggestion: fast forward through everything but the music performances to make it worth the watch. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Jared Z A corny and dated but entertaining flick revolving around the music of Bill Haley & his Comets. Features two performances by The Platters and a tour-de-force live rendition of the Comets instrumental "Rudy's Rock," which shows the Comets' frenetic showmanship in action. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/25/21 Full Review bo d if you like musical, this is perfect Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/04/17 Full Review Audience Member The acting is wooden and the film feels like an infomercial in style the first quarter of a hour. It is however a nice time capsule for the bands depicted and their music whilst attempting to tell a story of the rise of the music genre. It does this well enough but it's a very simple plot to represent it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member a very simple story, yet a fun movie to watch, especially for the performances. after all that all it was, a way to exploit rock and roll and make money off of the teenagers of its time Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member If you can tune out the corny story, the music is a good trip down memory lane. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An unknown rock 'n' roll band (Bill Haley & the Comets) becomes famous.
      Director
      Fred F. Sears
      Screenwriter
      Robert E. Kent
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation, Clover Productions
      Genre
      Musical
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 21, 1956, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 9, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 17m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
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