New York Times - 12/21/2012
"[The movie] offers an extremely knowledgeable and affectionate yet barbed survey of rock's explosive evolution."
A.V. Club - 12/20/2012
"Chase's take is more rooted in real-world details than most, and is never cartoony or blindly nostalgic..."
USA Today - 01/03/2013
"[A]s an affectionate tribute to rock 'n' roll and a moody look at the '60s, it makes a powerful impression."
Rolling Stone - 01/17/2013 3 stars out of 4 -- "Chase shows a natural affinity for actors, who are uniformly excellent."
SOPRANOS mastermind David Chase's autobiopgraphically-tinged drama NOT FADE AWAY stars John Magaro as Douglas, a music-obsessed New Jersey high-school senior who quickly abandons his thoughts of joining the military when he hears the British Invasion, especially the raw blues swagger of the young Rolling Stones. He begins drumming in local bands with his buddies and, over the course of summer and winter breaks home from college, fights with his gruff dad (James Gandolfini), tries to win the heart of a girl he's been crushing on since forever, and keeps his dreams of being a rock star alive. As the sixties unfold, Douglas' band finally catches the break they've been looking for, but internal fighting threatens to sink the group.