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Movie review: Killed by Rock and Roll (搖滾樂殺人事件)

This movie about rebellious rock and roll musicians in the late 1990s ironically fails to break new ground, and despite the murder mystery element it’s mostly a tired tale of the trials and tribulations of trying to make it and failing in the music industry

By Han Cheung  /  Staff Reporter

As the movie goes on, it’s clear that the murder element is just a gimmick to add intrigue to quite an ordinary tale, and the mystery is left largely unexplored and unresolved as the film ends rather abruptly. It’s understandable that a mainstream film has to be somewhat commercial, but the irony is that the movie is about nonconformist rock and roll rebels — yet the results are so tame and conventional.

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