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24 Hour Party People Reviews

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August 19, 2002
Coogan is definitely funny, but even he can't inject the needed energy into this tired film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2002
Fun for a spell but becomes repetitive and monotonous. It leaves you in a haze.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 9, 2002
24 Hour Party People is anything but a party.
August 14, 2002
A graying fan's letdown.
| Original Score: 2/4
August 22, 2002
Michael Winterbottom puts the Manchester, England music/club scene circa 1980 under the microscope... and forgets to take the lens cap off!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 16, 2002
An uneven, hit or miss affair that never quite hits full Python stride and will probably only be appreciated by fans of one or both such music scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
December 18, 2002
From a pure structure standpoint, 24 Hour Party People is extremely interesting and original. Surprisingly slow moving, however.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
August 9, 2002
'An entertaining but ultimately insubstantial dramatization of the Manchester punk scene.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 8, 2002
An incomprehensible mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 4, 2002
The film went on for too long, delivered very little substance, offered zero interesting characters and ultimately just bored the crap out of me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
December 22, 2002
It is probably entertaining if you are at least remotely interested in, or knowledgeable about, punk music or the rave scene. If not, forget it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 16, 2002
The manic swirl of characters (most speaking in thick Northern accents that are sometimes muffled and incomprehensible) may leave you exhausted and confused.
August 26, 2002
Exuberant but chaotic...likely to speak to the already converted. Others will probably find the journey a rather bewildering salute.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 4, 2002
Steve Coogan makes a likeable enough narrator, and director Michael Winterbottom uses enough cinematic tricks to keep things interesting. Still, for those not in the know, 24 Hour Party People can seem 24 hours long.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5 / 5
January 31, 2003
A light and playful look at the Manchester music scene which spans from the punk explosion to the dawn of acid house.
September 19, 2002
Coogan, as the consummate overeducated, overly-erudite opinion leader, is spot-on perfect.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2002
Shines with a kind of inspired madness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 17, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 26, 2010
Excellent movie about punk's origins; older teens only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 12, 2002
24 Hour Party People is hilarious and cheeky -- and it's crammed with dozens of great musical numbers, along with the inevitable string of setbacks and tragedies as well.
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