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Tommy: The Movie

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About the Movie

This classic rock opera is brought energetically to life by an outstanding cast including many stars of the rock music industry. Told through the remarkable music of The Who, this is the story of Tommy, who, when just a boy of six, witnessed the murder of his father by his mother (Ann-Margaret) and her lover (Oliver Reed). They command him, "You didn't hear it, you didn't see it, and you won't say anything to anyone." As a result, the traumatized boy retreats into the shadows of his mind and becomes deaf, dumb and blind. Growing into manhood. Tommy (Roger Daltrey) is subjected to several bizarre cure attempts by The Acid Queen (Tina Turner), the Preacher (Eric Clapton), and the Specialist (Jack Nicholson). In spite of his handicap, Tommy defeats the Pinball Wizard (Elton John) and becomes the champ, attaining a devoted following. When he is finally cured, he is hailed by his fans as a "Messiah."

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 26
  • Fresh: 20
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It's all fairly excessive and far from subtle, but in this case good taste would have been wildly inappropriate and a fearful drag. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, May 6, 2013

Fresh: One thing is sure: there has never been a movie musical quite like Tommy, a weird, crazy, wonderfully excessive version of The Who's rock opera. – TIME Magazine, May 6, 2013

Fresh: Ken Russell's filmization of Tommy is spectacular in nearly every way. – Variety Staff, Variety, May 6, 2013

Rotten: This 1975 film's inventiveness begins to flag about halfway through, but by then it's a relief. If only Wagner could have lived to see this. – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, May 6, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Tommy: A Rock Classic

Tommy is one of the best movies i've ever seen. I love how they take the songs and put them together to make a story with them. A def. 5 star. * * * * *----lesnak87


The simpliest way to put this. If you love the Who, at best rent this movie. Do not even consider buying this nonesense. The album is 100 times better and the actoring in this movie is just ugly. Ken Russel kinda ruined Tommy's image for me but atleast i saw it and know what to make of it.

A true classic!

The Who was arguably one of the best bands ever. No questionds asked. The movie based on the album is very touching and portays some of the greatest music ever made!

Tommy: The Movie
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Musicals
  • Released: 1999

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