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Tommy (1975 movie)

4 Ratings: 2.5
A movie directed by Ken Russell

The bug screen adaptation of The Who's classic album Tommy.      Director Ken Russell's vibrant, hyperactive version of the Who's classic rock opera tells the story of a boy (Roger Daltrey) rendered deaf, dumb, and blind … see full wiki

Director: Ken Russell
Genre: Music, Musical
Release Date: March 19, 1975
MPAA Rating: PG
3 reviews about Tommy (1975 movie)
review by . April 30, 2009
Tommy is the film adaptation of The Who's classic concept album Tommy. The film and the album are slightly different (the re-recorded songs pale to the real deal). But it was interesting to see avant-garde film maker Ken Russell re-imagine Tommy for the big screen. The movie has an all-star cast of eccentric, pop and top stars (Oliver Reed, Ann-Margaret, Jack Nicholson) and pop stars (Tina Turner, Roger Daltry, Keith Moon, Eric Clapton, Elton John and The Who themselves, as a group on stage).     …
review by . August 20, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
It's hard to downgrade a movie that is inventive. Despite a musical montage that takes risks, `Tommy' is an adventure that mostly fails. It wasn't a bad idea to take the formidable Who rock opera and make it into a musical, but it is an indictment that whenever anybody other than Roger Daltry sings, it is awfully lame. Most of the movie is out of synch.     First of all, the lip-synched singing is too obvious throughout. Oliver Reed (notably Bill Sykes of `Oliver' fame) and Anne …
review by . March 01, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Musically & visually complete     Cons: a bit unusual, a bit bizarre     The Bottom Line: Really, it is a cultural experience. I truly think most people should watch it just to 'visualize' the life and times of the '70's           As unique in visual quality as sound, Tommy, the creation of The Who member Pete Townsend looks oh so much different today than when I first watched it back in 1975. I was shocked when …
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