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The Doorman (2008)

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Average Rating: 4.2/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 6

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Filmmaker Wayne Price offers an humorous glimpse into the glamorous New York City nightclub scene with this profile of the man who determines just how the rest of your night will ultimately unfold. When a documentary crew sets out to explore the ultra-hip Gotham nightclub scene, they determine that the best guide to have is the man who separates the wannabes from the glamorous elite. Though at first Trevor seems like the perfect guide to the hottest spots in New York and Miami, the filmmakers

Unrated,

Comedy

Lucas Akoskin, Wayne Price

Dec 1, 2008

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[Director] Price keeps the humor believably shallow and the movie from getting too far from the aim of chronicling an exclusivity junkie's fall.

September 12, 2008 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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A mockumentary about the people who run Manhattan nightlife, has solid-gold satire at its cocaine-stained fingertips.

July 18, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Built on an amusing idea that can't quite support an entire movie, Wayne Price's comedic debut might have made a terrific short.

July 18, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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A brightly observant comedy of jet-set manners.

July 17, 2008 Full Review Source: NPR.org
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Not until the goofy closing credits does the film hit its tonal stride and nail what could have been its saving, salient theme: the absurd lines that fancy people draw (and obey) to make themselves feel special on a Saturday night.

July 16, 2008 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Exclusionary velvet-rope culture can't be satirized enough, but woe be to secondhand Sacha Baron Cohens who don't seem clear on the concept of mockumentary.

July 16, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Despite the fact that The Doorman features dozens of cameos by real-life boldface names, the film itself is a mess.

September 23, 2008 Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

"Inane" would be the kindest description of The Doorman.

July 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The influences for this poorly-made mock documentary are fairly obvious and if Lucas Akoskin was even 1/10th as funny as Sacha Baron Cohen, this movie might have worked.

July 20, 2008 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
ComingSoon.net

Conjuring up memories of happier experiences gone by is the prime means of enduring such across-the-board ineptitude.

July 19, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinematical
Cinematical

Slip this mockumentary into the Not Worthy of Theatrical Release file.

July 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

With such an unconvincing center, all the air-kissing and second-hand glamour in the world can't make the film's mock-doc conceit hold.

July 18, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Jesus, Bruno is so going to blow this guy out of the water.

July 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

"The Doorman" is a thinly written indie comedy--it's only 79 minutes long--that will have you kicking yourself for wasting whatever time and money you spent to watch it.

July 14, 2008 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
ColeSmithey.com

Those of us in the movie audience may find little to cheer in a vehicle that falls short of entertainment.

June 4, 2008 Full Review Source: Compuserve
Compuserve

Wayne Price's hilarious The Doorman is pure Fabio does Borat.

June 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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