By Whitney Pastorek
November 04, 2009 at 05:00 AM EST
04/13/01
C
type
  • Movie

Bon Jovi returns with a series of near-identical fist-pumpers whose choruses are perfectly calibrated for beer commercials and NFL broadcasts. The bass line from ”Livin’ on a Prayer” anchors obligatory recession ode ”Work for the Working Man,” which doesn’t make its sentiment seem any more genuine. Elsewhere, there are concerns about living until they die, not giving a damn, etc. Between those clichés and Jon’s strained voice, The Circle just feels tired. C

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type
  • Movie
Genre
mpaa
  • Unrated
release date
  • 04/13/01
runtime
  • 90 minutes
director
  • Jafar Panahi
Performers
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