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Empire RecordsA funky little record shop provides the setting for this youthful comedy that centers on the workers there as they try to help poor. The manager who really wants to buy the place, recoups his losses after his well-meaning, but dim-bulbed employee Lucas steals his savings and loses it all in Atlantic City while trying to increase it twofold at the gaming tables. If they can not come up with the loot, the mega-chain Music City will buy it.Keywords:
Actors of "Empire Records"
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Directors of "Empire Records"Allan MoyleBirthdate: 1947, Shawinigan, Québec, Canada
Creators of "Empire Records"Carol HeikkinenBirthdate: 1966
Critic Reviews of "Empire Records"Ken Eisner VarietyAugust 11, 2008
A soundtrack in search of a movie, Empire Records is one teen-music effort that never finds a groove.Joe Levy Rolling StoneAugust 14, 2007
Lovably sloppy.Trevor Johnston Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
Overall, fatally ersatz but good natured at heart.Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
If the movie is a lost cause, it may at least showcase actors who have better things ahead of them.Jason Bailey FlavorwireMay 28, 2016
It's high on charm and low on quality; the writing is pedestrian at best, the characters are paper-thin, and director Allan Moyle lets the music do the heavy lifting.Clint Morris MovieholeApril 19, 2008
One of the hippest and most enjoyable movies of the 90s. This ROCKS!John J. Puccio Movie MetropolisJuly 16, 2003
...things just move quickly from one person's conflicts to another, with little momentum or feeling of satisfaction.Bill Chambers Film Freak CentralJune 22, 2003
Leaves you with the sensation of having chewed a piece of bubblegum until well after its flavour ran dry.Dragan Antulov rec.arts.movies.reviewsApril 03, 2003
[Leaves the] impression of artificiality.Brian Mckay eFilmCritic.comMarch 20, 2003
The Empire Strikes Out . . . lame Gen-X "comedy" that falls completely flat . . . Go rent CLERKSKevin N. Laforest Montreal Film JournalSeptember 10, 2002
Empire Records is little more than a poor man's Clerks, but an entertaining one.
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Soundtracks of "Empire Records"00:0000:00Pie or Strudel / Escaping Queenie and Tina’s ..Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.