Not a great movie, but absolutely essential viewing.
| Original Score: 3/5
Whether [Edie Sedgwick] is acting or stoned-for-real with a model's instincts propping her up, her performance is wonderful, highly amusing at all the right moments, yet melancholy in a way which is free of self-pity.
The narrative is rambling, but there are some genuine, inspired comic moments.
Ciao! Manhattan is ultimately a testament to the odd, elastic nature of the '60s.
You'll hate yourself in the morning, but you'll sit through it.
The film only seems to exploit her tragedy.
| Original Score: 0/4
Monotonous and nearly incomprehensible.
Two attempts at a movie spliced uneasily into one.
At bottom Ciao! Manhattan is cruel exploitation -- though the film is dedicated to Miss Sedgwick's memory, an ultimate indignity.
| Original Score: 0/5