Rock the Kasbah | Full Movie
Rock the Kasbah
- 1h 46m
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Confirm current pricing with applicable retailer. All transactions subject to applicable license terms and conditions.
A has-been rock manager from Van Nuys, California stumbles upon a once-in-a-lifetime voice in a remote Afghan cave in Rock the Kasbah, a dramatic comedy inspired by stranger-than-fiction, real-life events and directed by Oscar® winner Barry Levinson. Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), dumped and stranded in war-torn Kabul by his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel), discovers Salima Khan (Leem Lubany), a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice and the courageous dream of becoming the first woman to compete on national television in Afghanistan's version of "American Idol." Richie partners with a savvy hooker (Kate Hudson), a pair of hard-partying war profiteers (Danny McBride and Scott Caan), and a hair-trigger mercenary (Bruce Willis) and, braving dangerous cultural prejudices, manages his new protégée into becoming the "Afghan Star."
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: The Shareef don't like Rock the Kasbah, and neither will viewers hoping for a film that manages to make effective use of Bill Murray's knack for playing lovably anarchic losers.
Leaving aside the galloping misogyny, 'Rock the Kasbah' just isn't remotely funny or smart.
June 25, 2017
Globe and Mail
Not Murray's best and not Levinson's either.
June 25, 2017
Los Angeles Times
An acclaimed film director, a legendary comic actor, lots of fun rock and pop songs, and a noble s...
June 25, 2017
More on Rotten Tomatoes
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Says
Slapdash, edgy Bill Murray comedy has few laughs.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Rock the Kasbah is a comedy about a burned-out talent agent (Bill Murray) and an Afghani singer who dreams of going on television. Expect vert strong language, with "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," and "a--hole" used frequently. And although no nudity or sex are actually shown, innuendo and sex talk are very strong, sex is suggested, and a secondary character is a prostitute. Violence in the Afghan setting includes shooting and explosions; one character gets a bloody shoulder wound. Characters drink frequently, with minor drunkenness (played for laughs); one takes a "Mexican quaalude" and becomes comically high, and there are mentions of hashish and crack. This isn't one of Murray's stronger efforts, but his fans will still likely want to see it.
A Lot or A Little?
The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Role Models
More on Common Sense Media
- Genre:Music, Military & War, Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:October 23, 2015
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD