Last Days of Disco Reviews

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Eric Melin
September 4, 2012
Not only are the characters in The Last Days of Disco embarrassingly earnest about their love for spectacular nightclubs and thumping dance music, but they're also completely transparent about their desires, even when they think they're being clever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 23, 2012
If it had been Stillman's swan song, a director could hardly hope to be prouder of such a strong exit.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
January 29, 2010
Stillman skips the snark in favor of a sincere appreciation of his slightly lost characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 13, 2009
Stilillman pulls off a unique balancing act of conveying the specificities of the cultural milieu but also maintaining a sense of universality that keeps the film from being solely about its time and place
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
August 25, 2009
The focus of The Last Days of Disco is a psychologically authentic and painfully parasitic female relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The single finest moment in The Last Days of Disco comes at the end, during the credits... The scene is alive and exciting, and I wish there were more of that in the movie.
Emanuel Levy
February 18, 2006
The movie is only partially successful in conveying the passion, the erotic heat, the decadence that characterized discos as the new temples.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Fred Topel
July 18, 2003
Solid period piece with good dialogue. Standard relationship stuff, but well done.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
A squawky, self-satisfied bore that isn't likely to get anyone's toes tapping.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Mr. Stillman more or less saves the movie with Josh, a sweet, muddled guy who deserves better friends than he has in this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Sanford
James Sanford on Film
June 23, 2002
The performances by the entire ensemble are delightful, with Beckinsale and Keeslar particularly impressive. Of course, it helps that they get most of the sharpest lines.
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Offers little beyond the usual Stillman prattle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 2, 2002
A sassy romantic comedy set in Manhattan during the l980s.
Top Critic
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Sharp-eyed and charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
The film is enjoyable .. because of that great dialogue, good performances by the leads, and a great soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Stillman's third and most indulgent installment of his autobiographical trilogy ... smirks its way through the early '80s disco heyday.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Carlo Cavagna
January 1, 2000
More a series of conversations than a movie
Full Review | Original Score: C
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
For a film about the flame-out of a flashy era, The Last Days of Disco is just too languid and verbose.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Stillman is a talented filmmaker who knows how to avoid most cinematic cliches, and is eager to show human nature in all its amusing weakness, but he seems to be enchanted with some pretty wretched people.
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
In its last hour, the picture becomes more clumsy and tiresome, but the stray laugh and the disco sound keep it pulsing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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