It's 1975 and they're about to explode.
Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve, Scout Taylor-Compton, Alia Shawkat, Riley Keough
|Screenplay||Floria Sigismondi, from the book by Cherie Currie|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||River Road Entertainment, Linson Entertainment, Runaway Productions|
|Nudity||One very brief scene, breasts in sexual context, moderate|
|Sex||Several, moderate to strong, no genitalia|
|Violence||Very infrequent, mildly implied|
|Drug abuse||Frequent, instructional, strong|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Miles Keylock A sexy, yet surprisingly sensitive coming-of-age biopic about the rise and fall of forgotten rock 'n roll girl group The Runaways.
Ray Greene Proto-punk girl group gets a fitfully spectacular screen bio
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert Its interest comes from Shannon's fierce and sadistic training scenes as Kim Fowley, and from the intrinsic qualities of the performances by Stewart and Fanning, who bring more to their characters than the script provides.
Peter Travers Say what you will about the Runaways -- they never played it safe. The movie does.
C. Fuchs In the end, the three main characters create some interest, but not enough to overcome the fact that we've seen this sort of story so many times before.
Tomatometer Viewers expecting an in-depth biopic will be disappointed, but The Runaways is as electric as the band's music, largely thanks to strong performances from Michael Shannon, Dakota Fanning, and Kristen Stewart.
What the People say
3155 Netizens Surreal, fast-paced band biopic
Average .. 58%