First Look: The Runaways Reviews
01.27.10 by REELZ
The Runaways, a girl rock 'n' roll drama starring Twilight star Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie, doesn't open in wide release until March 19th. But it was screened at Sundance, providing this handful of early reviews.
"...a rousing portrait of the eponymous 1970's teenage band [that takes] a hard look at life on the road at a time when most girls with bands were groupies."
— David D'Arcy, ScreenDaily.com
"...bursts with energy, youth, excess, female empowerment, sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. It's an instant hit worldwide with its cast of young stars, but is it any good? Surprisingly, yes. It just must be met on its own terms."
— Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"...proves a conventionally enjoyable making-and-breaking-of-the-band saga."
— Dennis Harvey, Variety