Based on 64 votes and 26 reviews
There is one reason a movie like this went to the big screen... it is weaponized and political. Anyone giving this movie a rating over half the stars was only capable of seeing the first level of this multi-level film. It has a message to the subconscious if the conscious mind is not aware enough to look deeper into the underlying message which is how the Mystery School Cult manipulates media. On the surface, if there were no religions in society, this movie could be rated as a 6 or 7 out of 10. But we live in a religious/political society and this was the reason for this movie’s creation in the first place. At the basis of mankinds religions we find in this movie the manipulative Mystery School Cult and the Hebrews. You will find the suppressing father of Javed Khan instructing him to do what the Jews do and even hang out with them at college. The father is Muslim and obviously did not read the second half of the Koran. The nice part of the Koran is the first half where Mohammad tries to fit in with the Jews with his new religion. But the Koran demands that if there are contradictions written into the book the Muslim must negate the prior idealism and replace it with the latter.
Bruce Springfield deserves better than this. Totally predicable "Happy Ending" flick.
I Loved this movie! Even the occasional Ballywoodish scenes were so much fun. The cast was great, the score impeccable and the timing for this storyline couldn't be more appropriate. Actually, anytime is appropriate. Just go see it!
Got a little long in the end. Wait for the DVD.
This was a Wonderful movie. Terrific acting by all. The actor who played the main character, Javed, was incredible; so authentic and believable. I absolutely Loved him!! The movie was both touching and very funny while telling an interesting and relatable story. And it had a great soundtrack!! I'm from New Jersey, and went to Asbury Park often in my childhood; my sister went to Monmouth College from 1970 to 1974, and used to tell me about this great new singer (Bruce Springsteen), making the bar circuit in the NJ shore area. This was right before his break out record, Born to Run, with the E Street Band. So, adding to the great narrative, (based on a true story), was my personal memory and connection. My husband also went to Monmouth College, (now Monmouth University), and we both really Loved the movie. The Monmouth College references, and Javed's trip to NJ were the icing on an already delicious cake!!
Fabulous movie .Great heart warming story line focused on humanity’s need to defeat one of its demons - ethnic and racial discrimination. The movie further heightened my appreciation for the poetic and profound lyrics powerfully put together by “The Boss” voiced throughout by background recordings of Bruce and many times mouthed by the movies lead character , a Pakistani youth consumed by his desire to write poetry of the kind similar to Springsteen,.It is a movie that conjures from viewers like myself tears of joy for it promotes the great power love has to push hate from human hearts when communally practiced. The movie dies much to spread the much needed messages to be found in Springsteen’s lyrics. It is well acted by its cast. The world needs to see it. when
An incredible coming of age journey, based on a true story of a boy who faces family pressure and racism every day. He finds Bruce Springsteen's music and lyrics at a time when he feels the lowest. It is a wonderful film of his self discovery that will leave you smiling.
the movie was way to long and it was stupid dumb an boring don't waste you time and money it should not been release at the movie theatre it was made for tv audince
A real gem...good story, a bit of a musical as well as sadness and joy. I especially enjoyed the different culture perspective between the dad and his family as he was excellent in his role. Uplifting.Don't care for Springsteens politics but I still able to really enjoy the movie.
Good story, good script, good acting.
Great acting from all cast members. Loved the passion each brought to the story. Confirmed we do not live in a perfect world. Shower the good, bad and raceism.
Loved it !!! Very uplifting movie. Well done all around.
Excellent movie! Based on a true story. Worth watching. The songs are great! it's a mix of drama with comedy.
Excellent movie! It exposes the reality about immigrants and their struggle with culture shock and discrimination and their children struggling to find their identity. You have drama and comedy all together. The songs are great! Worth watching
Great movie, superb acting by all. Enjoyed every minute of it. A realistic, historically sound portrayal of life and attitudes in the UK during that era.
Surprising joy. Compelling actors and true story.
It was like a musical, I did not love this movie.
I am a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. This movie is a juvenile and cringeworthy “tribute”. I couldn’t take it any more about half way in and left, along with my 2 adult children who sadly said they liked Springsteen a little less after suffering through an hour of the movie. If you want to see a great film about kids escaping their dreary lives through the power of music, watch Sing Street. Same theme, same era, done infinitely better.
This was an all around good movie. Acting was superb. Loved the fact that it was based on a true story of the life of Sarfraz Manzoor and how he was inspired by Bruce!
Loved the heartfelt storyline. Felt it was very relatable. And have always been a Bruce Springsteen fan as well.
Excellent, excellent movie!!!!!!!!
Loved this movie! Made me laugh and cry! Well done lesson on family and finding yourself. Based on a true story, which made it all that more enjoyable! Enjoyed the Bruce Springsteen music, had to come home and listen to more!!
The movie was ok and worth watching. I just do not think it lived up to all the hype that was given.