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Rent

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Chris Columbus

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About the Movie

Based on Puccini's classic opera La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's revolutionary rock opera Rent tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent in the gritty background of New York's East Village. "Measuring their lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. One of the longest running shows on Broadway, Rent was the winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Obie Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, four Tony Awards and three Drama Desk awards.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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46%
  • Reviews Counted: 173
  • Fresh: 79
  • Rotten: 94
  • Average Rating: 5.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Time has been kind to the impoverished but sexy middle-class dropouts of Rent, who no longer come off as Broadway-mall versions of the last urban renegades in America. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Sep 7, 2011

Rotten: High hopes, flat results. – David Germain, Associated Press, Jan 17, 2018

Fresh: If nothing else, the movie reveals Jonathan Larson's musical to be an illuminating time capsule of a wild period immediately before and after the scourge of AIDS. – Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Rent takes to the streets of New York and convulses in song and dance for nearly two solid hours. – Jack Mathews, New York Daily News, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

YAY finally on itunes!!!!

RENT has been my favorite musical for a long long time. I frist fell in love with the obcr. Listened to it over and over and over. I know this movie didnt do well but I think it was well done. And It as most of the obc. Thank you itunes for putting this on here!!!!

YAY!! THANK YOU ITUNES!!!!

Finally!! Rent is on itunes!!

YAY!

This is finally on itunes!! Thank you! what took you guys so long?! This movie is the single best movie-musical in history and everyone's performance is stunning and this rocks! Thank you itunes!