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Boogie Nights Reviews

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January 13, 2017
Boogie Nights is an impassioned and creative portrait of American souls in distress from a young, passionate filmmaker who threw himself headlong into his movies (his follow-up, Magnolia, pushes even further).
July 25, 2012
Unflinching look at porn industry; lots of sex, drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 7, 2010
An epic story of self-delusion with a skill and grace that many more experienced filmmakers would be hard put to match.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 6, 2010
Comparisons are invidious, but inescapable: Boogie Nights is the most stunningly accomplished, attention-grabbing movie by a sophomore director since Pulp Fiction.
February 4, 2010
Boogie Nights, an epic tale of porn, pleasure, and excess, offers a purer hit of exhilaration than any movie this year.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 18, 2010
...loud, gaudy, profane, thoughtful, and risqué; you can't say it isn't fun in its own exuberant way.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 20, 2009
Call it the consummate example of director-as-DJ, at least for now.
January 6, 2008
The flashy style cannot hide the slight story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 20, 2007
...Paul Thomas Anderson cements his reputation as one of the most gifted filmmakers of his generation...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 23, 2007
Probably the most enjoyable complete overrated swipe ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 27, 2007
Not since the mysteriously reclusive Terrence Malick has there been such an explosion of sheer talent on the American movie scene.
August 25, 2006
Aaaaw man, P.T. sure loves to move that camera around, and as a MAJOR fan of the general look and feel of movies, I totally got into his groove.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 1, 2006
Considering the potentially explosive nature of the yarn, set in the porn world, Anderson's strategy is remarkably nonjudgmental and nonsensationalistic, largely due to his love and respect for all the characters and his impressive storytelling skills.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 9, 2006
In terms of sweep, ambition and precocious cinematic competence, it heralds the arrival of a new talent.
December 30, 2005
Anderson eloquently blends these characters together for a tantalizing seriocomic medley. He keeps his proceedings glossy and tantalizing, while steady and harshly real.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 14, 2005
This film will hit a huge chord with those who weren't in diapers in the 70's, but people who missed the era should find penty to enjoy as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 9, 2005
An original film about a little-done subject, providing good acting and an interesting story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 16, 2004
I would be lying if I said that Boogie Nights is anything but a perfect movie; at the very least, it is a film that delivers everything I am looking for in a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 91/100
May 30, 2003
Anderson creates a strong ensemble piece that explores the reasons and motivations people got into making porn.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
March 19, 2003
Boogie Nights never exactly recovers the tightness of its first hour, but it certainly doesn't descend into permanent disorganization as some critics have charged.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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