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54 Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 8, 2005
... a wasted opportunity
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The trite story is a letdown because it traverses a predictable arc.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sarah Boslaugh
March 14, 2012
...comes off like a high-budget cautionary tale, concerned that if it shows anything attractive about Studio 54, some young and innocent viewer might be corrupted...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
Let me pause for a minute to think of a more boring subject for a movie ... Sorry. I give up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 14, 2003
I was hoping to be able to recommend 54 from a camp point of view, possibly the next Showgirls. But it's not. The fact is it's so uninvolving, it's not even interesting enough to be bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Extremely watery and soap opera-ish...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
A sanitized Boogie Nights.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000
It's all strobe lights and glitz, no substance. It's sort of like the musical era it covers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
I don't get that lifestyle, but I was hoping that 54 would show me why so many people find that appealing. It was not to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Sean Axmaker
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
"54" starts out as an exploration of a culture based on the cultivation of surfaces, and winds up all surface itself.
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Little more than stock characters acting out a generic drama of sin and redemption against a lascivious backdrop that is far more interesting than the story it serves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A la mayoría de los personajes les falta un desarrollo más inteligente y apegado a la realidad
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
March 16, 2004
54 is mediocre on almost all counts: acting (with a couple of exceptions), writing, direction and cinematography are uniformly bland, inoffensive and completely unmemorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 53/100
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
A mish-mash of bad writing, poor acting (except Myers), amateur directing and mediocre production credits.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
You see garbage bags filled with cash, a lot of avid cocaine snorting and fleeting glimpses of Warhol and Truman Capote, but it all feels ho-hum.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Except for Myers, and for many he will make the movie worth watching. He's absolutely shagadelic and completely unexpected. This should have been his movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Silly and clumsily made.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 1, 2004
One can only hope "54" will hammer the final nail in disco's coffin. It's music that I don't want stayin' alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dragan Antulov
July 29, 2004
The 1970s were great times, but most viewers could hardly come to that conclusion based on this film.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
October 18, 2008

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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