Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope (2000)


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Oscar-nominated documentarian Steven Cantor makes his full-length debut with this look at the trials and tribulations of the testosterone-pumped men who keep the rabble out of Manhattan's poshest nightspots. Among Cantor's interview subjects are Terence Buckley, who dreams of patrolling bigger and better Gotham haunts; the legendary Lenny McLean, who made his name in London; and a set of twin brothers who aspire to be just like Sylvester Stallone. Throughout, Cantor reveals the sensitive side of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
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Written By: Steven Cantor
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On DVD: Mar 11, 2003
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Critic Reviews for Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope

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Much of the resulting material is very funny, though there are a few times when the filmmakers patronize or mock their subjects in a way that makes you uncomfortable.

September 7, 2001
New York Post
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[A] casually shot and loosely assembled film.

Full Review… | September 7, 2001
New York Times
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A compelling examination of masculinity and machismo.

September 6, 2001
Mr. Showbiz
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Mindless, shoddy.

Full Review… | September 4, 2001
Village Voice
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Self-important knuckleheads bloviate on club life. Though docs are reknown as tools to create empathy, Bounce merely confirms the worst prejudices of its audience.

September 26, 2004

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