• OmnipotentDog

    ★★ Watched by OmnipotentDog 22 May, 2015

    Empire Records is a confused film, which in turn, confuses the audience too. We are introduced in the beginning to a record shop with several clichéd 1990s archetypes, but along with these characters comes no depth or interesting quality. All we are offered are the shallowest murmurings of character development.

    And the same goes for the plot, too. The film starts by establishing the fact that the record shop is going to be sold to a larger franchise, but the…

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  • aleisha

    ★★★★ Watched by aleisha 04 May, 2015

    I watched this film expecting not to like it, partly because the majority of the reviews I'd read called the film "predictable" and "mediocre" but mostly just because I'm not really a fan of Renée Zellweger. I have a lot of things to say about this movie. Each character is a stereotype but where most reviews will criticise this about the film - I love it. The characters are stereotypical but loveable, they're all underdeveloped which is a shame because…

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  • mikecavalier

    Watched by mikecavalier 07 Jul, 2014

    I somehow managed to go nearly 20 years without ever having seen Empire Records, which I suppose we'd throw into some kind of slacker canon along with Mallrats, Airheads, Dazed and Confused, and a bunch of other comedies from the early 90s that were required viewing for folks who were too young for the John Hughes era yet too old for the American Pie franchise. Feels a little like a cursed film, with Anthony LaPaglia, Robin Tunney, Renée Zellweger, Ethan…

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  • Mario Rabelo

    ★★★ Watched by Mario Rabelo 03 May, 2015

    1 estrela e meia pelo Gwar e 1 estrela e meia pelo The The no final.

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  • Brandon

    ★★★ Watched by Brandon 26 Apr, 2015

    Empire Records is a film that brings back so many memories. Having worked at a movie/record store for over 3 years, the film is highly relatable to past experiences. I can't explain how much of this movie could be translated to personal experiences I have had at the store with some coworkers that grew to be some pretty close friends. Nothing is better than jamming to some good tunes with some good people and calling it work.

    Any movie with…

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  • Jason Bailey

    ★★½ Rewatched by Jason Bailey 03 Apr, 2015

    It’s all pretty harmless and certainly likable, mostly thanks to the good cheer of the performers; Zellweger, in particular, is just plain spectacular, putting her whiskey-voiced spin on even the weakest of lines (“Shock me shock me shock me with your deviant behavior”) and dominating the picture with her unapologetic sexiness (her apron-and-underwear scene retains its considerable, um, memorability). The movie rings true to anyone who’s ever worked a shitty part-time job with friends who became like a family--it plays,…

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  • Adam Batty

    Rewatched by Adam Batty 25 Apr, 2015

    Makes me sad that we don't have shops like this anymore.

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  • WreckItDee

    ★★★½ Watched by WreckItDee 25 Apr, 2015

    I had heard the soundtrack so many times but had never watched or remotely interested to watch the film, despite so prominently featuring Liv Tyler.

    In the end it seems like another "Air Heads" with a cool record store owner played by Anthony LaPaglia and featuring a batch of young actors that signaled their arrivals in the mid 1990s, a couple went to mainstream success, others just faded away.
    Of course with Rory Cochrane and the way these youngsters talked and behaved, it definitely seems like director Allan Moyle was going down the Richard Linklater path.

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  • Matthias

    ★★★★★ Watched by Matthias 23 Apr, 2015

    perfect... well, not entirely perfect.

    edit: JUST KIDDING!

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  • Lyndell Clark

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Lyndell Clark 19 Apr, 2015

    Very happy to have this on bluray finally. The theatrical version no less. Still remember seeing it in theaters and have loved it ever since. Infinitely re-watchable.

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  • César

    ★★★★ Watched by César 19 Apr, 2015

    Esta película acaba de ganarse un lugar en mi (hasta ahora no existente) lista de mis películas favoritas de todos los tiempos.

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  • Spencer Vale

    ★★★ Watched by Spencer Vale 18 Apr, 2015

    Clerkrats

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