Permanent Midnight Reviews

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Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show
July 19, 2014
Stiller's fearless performance makes it painfully and graphically clear that being a junkie is an exhausting full-time job.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 10, 2005
A movie to slit your wrist to.
| Original Score: 0/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The trouble is that it's hard to care!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
Permanent Midnight offers nothing we haven't seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sandra Ramani
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
Disjointed, uneven, unfocused, and hazy!
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Glenn Lovell
Variety
January 1, 2000
Stiller's attempted image makeover, though admirable, doesn't make it.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Easy to appreciate, yet hard to find entertaining.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 1, 2000
Constant sequences of drug taking, one after the other, does not a good film make.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
Comes off as manufactured and synthetic as most Hollywood product.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Ben Stiller proves his acting chops in this atypical role as a heroin-addicted television writer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 1, 2000
Pick it up for Ben Stiller's sake--a great first dramatic role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Wicked sense of humor!
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie gets credit for not making the high life seem colorful or funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Rollicking! A high-energy adaptation!
Maitland McDonagh
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Witty!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

E! Online
January 1, 2000
A profoundly depressing--but riveting--tale!
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
It's horrifying (and R-rated) if not utterly relentless; it sucks your breath away, perhaps too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rod Granger
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
This well-told and solidly acted story of his rise and fall is not a pretty sight, but, as with a car wreck, it is riveting nevertheless. It is almost impossible to look away.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Unsettling and-yes-often scorchingly funny!
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 1, 2000
Grossly comical!
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