Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope Reviews

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 8, 2001
After about half an hour, looking at wounds and comparing workout rituals gets a bit tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
September 26, 2004
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.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
August 22, 2001
Bounce will strike a nerve for those whose less-than-graceful attitudes have prevented them from getting inside a club.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
September 4, 2001
Mindless, shoddy.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
September 7, 2001
[A] casually shot and loosely assembled film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 7, 2001
Demonstrates that bouncers are indeed beefy bullies who get their kicks roughing up people in the guise of providing 'security' at night spots.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
September 6, 2001
A compelling examination of masculinity and machismo.
Dave White
IFilm
September 6, 2001
In spite of that condescension, it's still fascinating to watch these men keep the disco peace.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
September 7, 2001
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
Bouncing here doesn't look like fun, but the film is.
Top Critic
Robert Koehler
Variety
March 26, 2009
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