Rock the Kasbah


Action / Comedy / Music / War

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 8%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 38%
IMDb Rating 5.5 10 7556


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Zooey Deschanel as Ronnie
Bruce Willis as Bombay Brian
Kate Hudson as Merci
Bill Murray as Richie Lanz
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by subxerogravity 6 / 10

It's an OK Bill Murray film, but don't expect it to be outstanding

It's a better song than it is a movie.

Bill Murray gives a decent performance as a talent manager stuck in Afghanistan when he discovers the talent of a young woman and literately changes the face of Afghan Television. The film is somewhat based on a real life event about a woman who song on a poplar TV show in her country when this sort of thing is not allowed.

You'd think having Murray in a movie would automatic make it Hysterical. After all, I've seen films were this man makes a cameo and it's the funnest moment in the movie.

Definitely not the case with Rock the Kasbah. It has great jokes and fun moments but they are far too distant from one another to be effective in the movie. What's worse is that they try to use comedy to send a message, and it fails miserably, to the point of embarrassment of how an American film just mismanaged someone else's culture.

Should I even mention that Bruce Willis and Kate Hudson are in it? Really does not matter cause they really did nothing in the movie, which is a shame cause I don't recall if Willis and Murray ever did a film together. The bigger shame is actually Zooey Deschanel, who I was hoping would mesh well with Murray's comic chops to make some entertaining screen time, but it did not.

Bill Murray's Bill Murray and he did good with what he was given, but what he was given was poor, making the movie mediocre.

Reviewed by bartlettjon 9 / 10

Rock the Kasbah (2015) Vintage Bill Murray

A small time talent agent from Van Nuys, California named "Richie Lanz" (Bill Murray) takes a singer on a most unlikely tour to Afghanistan. Richie thinks he is going to the legendary Kasbah, but his sub-teen daughter points out that the Kasbah is in a different country. Richie is not deterred by such details. He takes his singer to Afghanistan and very quickly he is liberated of passport, money, and singer leaving him completely vulnerable in a foreign war zone. But this is Richie Lanz from Van Nuys. With nothing but his wits and a talent for negotiation and undying faith in his gift of gab, what does he see? Opportunity. Murray's character walks the line of using great humor and sarcasm without crossing over into embarrassing the people of Afghanistan.

What could have degenerated into silly slapstick stuff, has some deadly serious moments when the Afghanis speak of a 25 year war that has decimated their homes, their families and culture as wars always do. Murray is supported by Bruce Willis as "Bombay Brian," who seems so subdued as to be in almost a cameo appearance. Opportunities missed here to use this character for comedy and taking some good "shots" at the lunacy of mercenaries.

Kate Hudson also appears as the village woman of entertainment ("Merci"). Her devastating good looks are amazing. Merci forms a business partnership with Richie to promote a talented local girl whose very existence is a challenge to the status quo as in Malala. The humor in this film is very good and well-paced through the film. Vintage Bill Murray stuff.

The message here is when 20 AK-47s are pointed at you, there is always the alternative to talk things out. Find a common ground and never stop believing in basic human decency. Hmmm. What a concept. Beats "shock and awe" any day of the week. There is a touching dedication at the end of the movie for the real life Afghani woman who inspired the film and dared to sing popular music publicly. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by roguecritic42 9 / 10

Another Great Performance and film with Bill Murray

I think this is a film that true Bill Murray fans will love and get. Bill Murray is one of the greatest actors and comedians of the past 20 years. If you are not the type of person to understand Bill Murray's subtle comedy and charm, then you probably won't get this film.

If you see "Comedy with Bill Murray" and you expect to see The Hangover or Bridesmaids type humor, then of coarse you will be disappointed. I had about 10 big laugh out loud moments during this film.

But this movie is more than that, it had a good message behind it and for most people who do not live in third world countries this movie also provided a very interesting view of the culture in another country.

Also, there are a lot of cameos by very famous and fantastic actors that I had no idea were involved in this movie, until I watched it. I don't even want to mention those actors names because the surprise of seeing them in this movie added to the charm.

Not only that, but the cultural message behind this movie was so important, touching, and moving, and demonstrates that love and beauty will triumph over old archaic beliefs that restrict societies that have trouble letting go of the past.

As with most Bill Murray movies, it won't be an all around crowd pleaser. But there is an audience who will truly appreciate this movie as I did. I give it a 9 out of 10. I reserve 10 for movies I love so much that I want to scream it from the roof tops. This movie truly deserves a 9 out of 10 though. I think the low ratings for this movie by critics reflects an ignorance of Bill Murray's comedic style, but also a politically correct culture that is too afraid to rock the boat on issues that really matter for all of mankind. I think this movie plays out beautifully. I didn't know what to expect. I went with the only expectation being "I want to see this new Bill Murray comedy". And I think if you were to compare this to Life Aquatic or Lost in Translation, then you would be either more impressed or at least equally impressed.

I couldn't have had a better Friday night out to the movies. Thanks again to Bill for accepting a quality role in a film that he thought would be worthy of starring in.

Had some great laughs, the movie offered a positive uplifting message, and I was grateful to have seen it.

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