Empire Records (1995)
Critic Consensus: Despite a terrific soundtrack and a strong early performance from Renee Zellweger, Empire Records is mostly a silly and predictable teen dramedy.
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as Woman at craps table
as High Roller
as Autograph Girl
as Cop No. 1
as Cop No. 2
as Cop No. 3
as Cop No. 4
as Lead Singer
as Flower Delivery Guy
as Roulette Table Man
as Ballet Dancer
as Couch Kid No. 1
as Couch Kid No. 2
as `Say No More' Woman
as CD Customer
as Girl on Couch
as Clapton Customer
as Boom Box Kid
as Girl No. 1
as Girl No. 2
as Button Customer
as Male Rex Manning Fan
as Male Rex Manning Fan
as Customer No. 1
as Customer No. 2
as Customer No. 3
as Customer No. 4
as Meg Ryan Customer
as Mariah Carey Customer
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Critic Reviews for Empire Records
The biggest audience laugh at a recent showing came when a guy deadpanned, "This movie speaks for our generation." The sun can't set too soon on this Empire.
If Clerks were written by TV hacks, it might feel something like this.
It was never on the cards that Allan Moyle, the director of Pump Up the Volume, would deliver an authentic study of modern youth with his new film Empire Records. But the picture is barely even set on this planet, let alone in this era.
A lousy comic drama about the efforts of some independent record store employees to maintain the integrity of their business.
The movie is too blatant a throwback to crass '80s teen fodder to really work.
Audience Reviews for Empire Records
Love this movie. It's definitely one for those who were around in this decade, though. I don't think teens today would necessarily love it. It's a bit silly, sure, but great soundtrack, great cast. Rex Manning is hilarious. Best role for Renee Zellweger and Liv Tyler. And very young Brandon Sexton. Wish I could have worked in such a great store back in the day!
Empire Records is a great comedy. The story is quite simple, yet kit works. This film is fun from start to finish. This is a comedy that stands out, and is still a film worth seeing again and again. The cast do a great joke, and their characters are likeable. Empire Records is one of the best Teen comedies that I've seen. There are some very good comedic elements that make this comedy stand out among others in the genre. I felt that this film was underrated, and it didn't deserve all the negative reviews it has received. This is a classic film, one that remains relevant over a decade after its release. The cast is wonderful, and though flawed Empire Records works well enough and is much better than most teen comedy flicks of today. This is a fun film to watch, one that is well crafted and with a cast of talented actors, it really makes this one a stand out film. I thought that this film was very entertaining from start to finish. Empire Records deserves much more praise than it received. This film proves once again that mainstream critics are too quick to judge. This film is good, with gags, a good story and really stands out. If you love a smart teen comedy, Empire Records is the one. There's some stand out moments in this film, though far from the teen comedies of the 80's, Empire Records is still a film worth seeing. Very enjoyable and original, this film is much better than most of teen comedies of today. A much underrated gem, Empire Records is great entertainment despite its flaws.
"Damn the Man! Save the Empire!" The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.
Empire Records Quotes
|Mark:||*Answers the Phone* Mark: Empire Records, open 'til midnight, this is Mark (pauses) Midnight|
|Mark:||[Answers the Phone] Empire Records, open 'til midnight, this is Mark. [pauses Midnight.|
|Warren:||Who glued these quarters down?|
|Warren:||What the hell for, man?|
|A.J.:||I don't feel that I need to explain my art to you, Warren.|
|Joe:||Who knows where thoughts come from. They just appear.|