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Graffiti Bridge Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
April 22, 2016
Prince follows his disastrous Under the Cherry Moon with another lame film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
April 22, 2016
With his doe eyes, sensitive face and amazing openness, he might even have the makings of a whole new kind of movie star. But if Prince is ever going to be that, he must find some decent behind-the-camera collaborators.
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Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times
April 22, 2016
Technically, the film is a compendium of stale MTV gimmicks -- dry ice, stylized sets. It's a neo-Expressionist tempest in a teapot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
April 22, 2016
The movie suffers from various technical difficulties -- like choppy editing and songs that get cut off mid-groove -- and in the end everything collapses in a heap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 22, 2016
If, as has been reported, Graffiti Bridge is Prince's homage to the heyday of Hollywood musicals, he should have hired a director who looks at film as more than an extended music video.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Prince has had his follies, but never has he been associated with an album or film as lackluster as this one.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
A half-baked retread of tired MTV imagery and childish themes.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
This world, as Prince has rendered it, has both the sunniness of an old back-lot musical and the cutting edge of contemporary cool.
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Purple Rain, which turned Prince into a megastar, was a film with genuine dramatic elements. Graffiti Bridge is self-hagiography, an overextended video with a preposterous plot, suggesting that the music came first, the script last.