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Critic Reviews for Limelight
The movie was produced by Jen Gatien, its subject's daughter, so its agenda should be fairly obvious. But it's an engrossing story nonetheless.
Depending on your age, Limelight could make you nostalgic for those bad old days - and sort of glad you'll never be able to relive them.
Watching Limelight, about the rise and politically engineered fall of onetime Manhattan nightclub kingpin Peter Gatien, is like looking through a family album: If you're in the family, you might be interested.
Gatien's story is worth telling. Which makes it all the more unfortunate that director Billy Corben presents it in such a methodical fashion.
Limelight offers a few moderately enlightening interviews and a lot of candy-colored lights.
Audience Reviews for Limelight
Great documentary about rise and fall of Canadian Peter Gatien who used to own all best nightclubs in New York City in 80's and 90's.
Great documentary about club owner Peter Gatien, whose career also paralleled the rise of the rave and drug culture in NYC, which makes for an interesting time capsule look into that time period. Good stuff, recommended.
If you grew up in NYC in the 90's this is a film for you about the rise and fall of Peter Gatien and the Limelight night club
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