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Party Monster Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
November 6, 2003
You haven't seen this many outrageous costumes since the Halloween parade on Cedar Springs.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ben Walters
Sight and Sound
November 4, 2003
It's Green who, despite his straight-man role ... steals the show, with a performance of controlled engagement with both the delights and damage of the kids' lifestyle.
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
October 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Chris Knight
National Post
October 24, 2003
Culkin and Green are equally fine in their roles, which on the surface seem to require nothing more than mincing, prancing, posing and a bit of Clockwork Orange makeup.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
September 9, 2003
The film has been superbly cast down to its smallest roles, and the talent and energy of the performers give it a zing that, indeed, makes much of it one big party.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 6, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
September 6, 2003
Culkin does a deadly impression of Alig.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
September 6, 2003
Culkin and Green, both just as fabulous and pretentious as they can be, pull it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 5, 2003
Green's St. James steals the picture out from under [Culkin] (poetic justice of a sort), and the supporting cast is nothing short of amazing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 5, 2003
Alig is played by Macaulay Culkin, in his first movie since Richie Rich (1994), and it is a fearless performance as a person so shallow, narcissistic and amoral that eventually even his friends simply stare at him in disbelief.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

E! Online
September 5, 2003
A real-life horror show of beautiful people, which is visually striking and disturbing all at once.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Entertainment Weekly
September 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 4, 2003
A bold and engrossing drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
September 4, 2003
[Culkin and Green's] assortment of vocal tics, nervous laughs and over-the-top 'nancy-ness' often are very funny and appropriately giddy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film Threat
September 3, 2003
The film is playful and never dares take itself too seriously, and neither do the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
August 25, 2003
Call it what you will, a morality tale, a cautionary fable, one walks away with a sense of catharsis
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 19, 2003
It's very self-aware and probably too arch. But the effortless and inventive weaving of zany surfaces with the more sobering truths below makes the film worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006

Guardian
January 15, 2004
Sabadino Parker
PopMatters
October 17, 2003

Boston Phoenix
September 28, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 27, 2003

Film4
May 24, 2003
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