It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)


Critic Consensus: Part raucous mockumentary, part drama-filled biopic, It's All Gone Pete Tong amuses and warms hearts with its touching, comic, and candid look at a musician faced with a career-ending handicap.


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He's been written off by his record company, his manager, his wife and his friends. His phone only rings when it's his coke dealer dropping round to party. Without a doubt, legendary DJ Frankie Wilde's life is out of control. Eventually he finds the self esteem to confront his personal demons and emerge from his wilderness much a different person.

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Paul Kaye
as Frankie Wilde
Beatriz Batarda
as Penelope Garcia
Kate Magowan
as Sonya Slowinksi
Mike Wilmot
as Max Haggar
Neil Maskell
as Jack Stoddart
Monica Maja
as Charlize Bondo
Pete Tong
as Himself
Dan Antopolski
as Eric Banning
Brent Tufford
as Tim Plester
Paul Spence
as Alfonse
Steve Oram
as Blinky
Borja Galban Fear
as Spanish Waiter
S.C. Lim
as Dr. Lim
Gideon Gold
as Coke Badger
Carl Cox
as Himself
Sarah Main
as Herself
as Himself
Fatboy Slim
as Lol Hammond
Paul van Dyk
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for It's All Gone Pete Tong

All Critics (71) | Top Critics (22)

There's nothing like watching a guy hit rock bottom and then try to crawl back up again. Or as that heartless record industry weasel puts it, 'People love a good tragedy.' Especially one set to a good beat.

Jun 10, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

You may ... find the picture as undisciplined as Frankie's wild coif. I see the chaos, like the coif, to be tangled but pointed, an endearingly calculated mess.

Jun 10, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The formula doesn't entirely stick, but Dowse's visual veracity towers over any narrative shortcomings Tong presents.

Jun 3, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This is biopic as raving rumination. But it is also a surprisingly compassionate redemption story.

May 27, 2005 | Rating: 3/4

The movie works because of its heedless comic intensity; Kaye and his writer-director, Michael Dowse, chronicle the rise and fall of Frankie Wilde as other directors have dealt with emperors and kings.

May 27, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Just inspiring enough, just scary enough, just sappy enough and just funny enough to get by.

May 13, 2005 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for It's All Gone Pete Tong

It's All Gone Pete Tong is a fun, entertaining comedy that boasts an impressive cast and is well directed by Michael Dowse, who previously helmed the Canadian Cult classic Fubar. Taking a cue from Fubar, this film has a mockumentary flavor to it, mixed with memorable humor. The film was surprisingly good considering that Dowse made such an absurd directorial effort with Fubar, and though that film was great, It's All Gone Pete Tong is a more accessible film for film goers because the humor and story is more consistent and more thought out, than Dowse's previous work. I really enjoyed the film, and thought it was a fine feature from Michael Dowse, who I felt greatly matured as a filmmaker. This is a must see for fans of the genre and it definitely has a well constructed storyline, laced with enough humor t5o keep you involved in the film's plot. Sure there are things that could have been done better, but overall this is a solid comedy that evokes mockumentary stylings perfectly. The comedy is great, the acting is terrific and It's All Gone Pete Tong is a well crafted movie that manages to showcase a directors evolution in the medium perfectly. I still feel that Dowse has made his best work with Fubar, but this is nonetheless a worthwhile effort from the director who's managed to craft a very different movie than his first outing. So, if you loved Fubar, you're sure to enjoy this film. Even if you didn't, give this film a shot as it may surprise you at how good it really is. The script is well thought out and the gags are wonderful and overall this is a solid comedy that is very well acted and directed.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

The film soars on the talent of Paul Kaye's magnificent portrayal of a pop music icon's self abuse, descent into total deafness and rebirth ...

Roy Gutteridge
Roy Gutteridge

Super Reviewer

Superb movie comedy slash musical to say the least you going to be entertained if you are a party animal who loves kicking it with your homies

Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

Loved the coke badger.

meril lupin
meril lupin

Super Reviewer

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