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Boogie Woogie Reviews

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Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes
October 11, 2015
I don't begrudge Boogie Woogie's attacks on the art scene for its pretension, greed, and self-aggrandizement run rampant; I begrudge the fact that the film is guilty of these very same things.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
February 1, 2011
Duncan Ward's muddled satire about the London art world has a strong cast mugging for all their worth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
September 2, 2010
Devilishly cynical eavesdropper art snob fare peering into the pretentious when not cruel machinations transpiring in the world of creative merchandise commerce.
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Leslie Felperin
July 6, 2010
Boogie Woogie delivers little more than a lukewarm spoof.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
May 16, 2010
Less the free-form, jazzy ensemble satire on the art world it aspires to be than an over-elaborate and under-funny undertaking by high quality actors who should know better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marcy Dermansky
May 9, 2010
The film cannot sustain the giddy, fast pace that sets it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
April 28, 2010
More of a paper cut, but one that's sufficiently nasty in a minor key, landing a few body blows where it matters the most, while successfully detailing the betrayal and schmoozing it takes to get to the top.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Pete Hammond
Back Stage
April 26, 2010
Faux Altman sexual wallow in which a lot of fine actors are wasted on pretentious mumbo jumbo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
April 23, 2010
The art-world satire Boogie Woogie is a monumental piece of squandered potential, arch but not witty, mean without being perceptive, its most outrageous shocks little more than static sparks.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 23, 2010
[The film's characters] are so repellent that almost everyone outside the movie's fetid hothouse will want to flee to fresher air.
| Original Score: 2/5
Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine
April 23, 2010
May be the most well connected comedy in years-although many of the artists featured will probably experience remorse after watching the haphazard results.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
April 23, 2010
This deliciously perverse, splashy, lively collage of the high-end contemporary London art scene provides a guilty pleasure to students of sex, greed and manipulation. Aesthetics is beside the point.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 23, 2010
Goes over the top now and then, but overall it's a lot of nasty fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
April 22, 2010
Overstuffed and occasionally meandering while boasting a terrific ensemble cast and a radiant, brave performance by Gillian Anderson. It's an unflinchingly honest, provocative potpourri of the harsh realities of the art world.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.95/10
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Sam Adams
AV Club
April 22, 2010
The cast of superficial backstabbers, casual philanderers, and gibberish-spouting phonies has no original characters, but at least a few of the actors attack their roles with a zest that offsets their two-dimensionality.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
April 22, 2010
The plodding direction, pedestrian cinematography and second-rate script prevent a good cast doing more than help the story along.
| Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 22, 2010
There's a terrific idea in this film, and an astounding cast, but author Moynihan seems determined to get every tiny thread of his novel into this script, leaving the movie overcrowded and fragmented.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
April 22, 2010
An all-star cast flails about to no discernible purpose in Duncan Ward's Altman-esque satire, a flaccid take on the London art scene that doesn't appear to have benefited from having Damien Hirst as consultant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
April 21, 2010
A tepid spoof that only occasionally evokes a reluctant smile.
Michelle Orange
April 21, 2010
Neither a wholly realized satire or a successfully drawn ensemble piece, Boogie Woogie's got the moves but can't quite find the beat.
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