Bright Lights, Big City Reviews

August 29, 2019
Bright Lights, Big City is no worse than most movies that present a selfindulgent, self-pitying WASP male view of the world.
August 23, 2016
Jamie may be less articulate and inspired than Holden Caulfield, but he seems as genuine a spokesman for his time.
November 9, 2008
Flyblown, devoid of pace and heat; it's such a mortician's slab that it's hard to even tell if the Fox performance is wasted on it, though I suspect it is.
June 18, 2008
truth be told, nothing much happens other than a series of increasingly mortifying benders
February 18, 2007
November 2, 2006
Pure '80s rock 'n' roll fun from start to finish.
June 15, 2005
September 19, 2004
muddled but engaging
August 22, 2004
Even when the story lingers at times, the central character is played so strongly that you can still stay with the film.
February 8, 2004
May 20, 2003
Mr. Bridges may not have breathed fire into this material, but he has preserved most of its better qualities. He has treated it with intelligence, respect and no undue reverence, assembling a coherent film that resists any hint of exploitation.
March 19, 2003
This slice of New York yuppie angst is watchable, but forgettable.
September 18, 2002
Moves at a snails pace, but it's worthwhile sticking in for performances like this
July 30, 2002
July 27, 2002
Not unlike its cousin, "Less Than Zero," this one's slick, well-acted, surface-deep, and enjoyably disturbing.
January 1, 2000
There is no question that this is Fox's film, and the range of emotion he shows, the edginess that he brings to the role will doubtless surprise those who think of him strictly as Alex P. Keaton or Marty McFly.
January 1, 2000
The movie is like a Porsche outfitted with a lawn mower engine; there's not even enough juice to get the machine out of the driveway.
January 1, 2000
Fox is very good in the central role (he has a long drunken monologue that is the best thing he has ever done in a movie).
January 1, 2000
Along the gruesome road to self-discovery, Bright Lights offers some entertaining, episodic, danceable highlights.
April 1, 1988