The Runaways

It's 1975 and they're about to explode.


The Runaways
This biopic takes a look at how an outrageous promoter put together the rock group The Runaways, a group of teenage girls from broken homes. Set back in the 1970s, they were at the front of a new wave in rock music which also saw the rise of punk rock after them. Moulding the band took some doing, as some of the girls were a little delicate, but the end result was a worldwide success, until the drugs and sex took their toll. Expect a lot of bad language.

No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama, Musical.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve, Scout Taylor-Compton, Alia Shawkat, Riley Keough
Director
Floria Sigismondi
ScreenplayFloria Sigismondi, from the book by Cherie Currie
CinematographyBenoît Debie
EditingRichard Chew
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2010
Produced byRiver Road Entertainment, Linson Entertainment, Runaway Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreBiography, drama
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityOne very brief scene, breasts in sexual context, moderate
SexSeveral, moderate to strong, no genitalia
ViolenceVery infrequent, mildly implied
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseFrequent, instructional, strong
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
2
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
4
Topics to talk about
5


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Ann Hornaday
10
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz
10
24.com
Miles Keylock quote iconA sexy, yet surprisingly sensitive coming-of-age biopic about the rise and fall of forgotten rock 'n roll girl group The Runaways.
10
Box Office
Ray Greene quote iconProto-punk girl group gets a fitfully spectacular screen bio
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconIts 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.
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconSay what you will about the Runaways -- they never played it safe. The movie does.
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconIn 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.
10
Metacritic.com
35 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
132 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconViewers 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.
13

What the People say

Internet
3155 Netizens quote iconSurreal, fast-paced band biopic
14

Average .. 58%

12

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