When your classmates go on to form U2, and take the limelight away from you, what do you do? Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. In Dublin in the late 1970s, a bunch of guys who fancied being rock stars even though they couldn’t play a lick of music formed two bands that developed a friendly rivalry. Coming Soon. Review: Killing Bono. | Rating: 8/10 Write a review. WWE Royal Rumble 2020 Blu-ray review. October 31, 2011 Michelle M. Dickson Film 0. Add to favorites. 2011 Directed by Nick Hamm. Decent movie but the book was much better, as it more accurately portrays the real relationship between all concerned. How are ratings calculated? Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for [Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppelganger] (By: Neil McCormick) [published: October, 2004] at Amazon.com. KILLING BONO is a movie for fans of U2 and those who wish they could be as great as U2. Two brothers watch helplessly as their school friends, the members of U2, become huge music stars. Peter Martin. by Ben Barnes. Killing Bono movie reviews & Metacritic score: Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world. Wed Apr 06 2011, 10:02pm | 0 comments. |, September 6, 2011 Director Nick Hamm had an interesting take on the reception of his movie, "Killing Bono", with American versus British audiences. Ben Barnes as Neil McCormick, right, and Robert Sheehan as his younger brother Ivan, left. Killing Bono makes fun of one young man's chance of a lifetime that is cruelly snatched away by his jealous brother. Killing Bono is a problematic movie almost before the opening credits even roll. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. KILLING BONO is a movie for fans of U2 and those who wish they could be as great as U2. It was his opinion that the average Brit accepts, possibly even expects, failure. Killing Bono never really gets going, mostly because it has no real idea of how to convey joy, pain, or any type of emotional progression. | Rating: B- We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. I have not read the book, but I loved what was done in this story. Killing Bono Two brothers are determined to make it in the music biz in this tonally weird, 1980s-set Britcom. One of those bands went on to become U2. Genres: Biopic, Comedy, Music. WWE Getting Rowdy - The Unreleased Matches of Roddy Piper DVD review. Just one U2 song ("I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For") is on the soundtrack. 4.1 out of 5 stars. A shapeless rock-music caper that, like its deluded antihero, just doesn't know when to stop. 4.1 out of 5. With Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan, Krysten Ritter, Ralph Brown. Heavily adapted from the memoirs of Telegraph rock critic, Neil McCormick, Killing Bono starts thrillingly, before falling into the frustrating, unpleasant space between fact and fiction. All Critics (43) Just words? 130 global ratings. What could have been a moderately entertaining short film is yanked to intolerable lengths in Killing Bono, a shapeless rock-music caper that, like its deluded antihero, just doesn't know when to stop. Bad characterization, flawed directing and badly edited. 16th Aug 2011; I’m sure the title of this film is something almost everybody’s wanted to do at one time or another. I'm a pretty big U2 fan, and was familiar with this story, though I haven't read the book that was the source material of this movie. 4 out of 5. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It’s oddly appropriate that Killing Bono, a film about very long stops and very brief starts with success, rarely manages to get a full grip on its story or intended emotional impact. and the Terms and Policies, Photograph: Helen Sloan. 4.4 out of 5 stars. Killing Bono Review. |, November 4, 2011 |, November 3, 2011 |. GRADE: 4 out of 5. Killing Bono Isn't Perfect But It's Very Funny & Entertaining, Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2012. Killing Bono › Customer reviews; Customer reviews. Director Nick Hamm had an interesting take on the reception of his movie, "Killing Bono", with American versus British audiences. Enter Gloria(Krysten Ritter). Unfortunately, the facts were obviously embellished to create a more entertaining screenplay -- the self-destructive choices of the rival band's singer (who also wrote the book that inspired the film) are so wildly stupid that credibility is shot. Killing Bono is currently playing in limited release, and we have a special opportunity for our New York readers. Forgot your password? Rated the #373 best film of 2011. Killing Bono. KILLING BONO Review. Photo: ARC Entertainment. Killing Bono movie Director: Nick Hamm Killing Bono movie writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Simon Maxwell Killing Bono movie runtime: 114 minutes Studio: Cinedigm Entertainment Movie review. Review by Andy Summers ★★★ Film #11 December Challenge 2017. The film stars Ben Barnes as Neil McCormick, Robert Sheehan as Ivan McCormick and Martin McCann as Irish singer Bono. Wed Apr 06 2011, 10:02pm | 0 comments. Genres: Comedy, Biopic, Music. The movie in itself was so enjoyable, that I don't really care that it took poetic license (as movie makers will do). None of the group's real members appear. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Decent movie but the book was much better, Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2014. What would you do if you missed your chance to be part of one of the world's biggest bands... ? Very interesting and entertaining a good inside story of one of the most important Rock band of the XX and XXI Century.
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