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Night at the Golden Eagle Reviews

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Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
This is a dark, gritty, sometimes funny little gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Dequina
May 17, 2002
Nothing about the stories in and of themselves is particularly original, but Rifkin knows how to create atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
May 2, 2002
One just waits grimly for the next shock without developing much attachment to the characters.
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
April 29, 2002
These are textbook lives of quiet desperation.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 26, 2002
Never decides whether it wants to be a black comedy, drama, melodrama or some combination of the three.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
April 26, 2002
The director seems to take an unseemly pleasure in [the characters'] misery and at the same time to congratulate himself for having the guts to confront it.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jan Stuart
April 26, 2002
Another in-your-face wallow in the lower depths made by people who have never sung those blues.
| Original Score: 1/4
Justin Hartung
April 26, 2002
Too bad writer-director Adam Rifkin situates it all in a plot as musty as one of the Golden Eagle's carpets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
April 25, 2002
Rifkin no doubt fancies himself something of a Hubert Selby Jr., but there isn't an ounce of honest poetry in his entire script; it's simply crude and unrelentingly exploitative.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2002
A modest pleasure that accomplishes its goals with ease and confidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
April 25, 2002
It's Tommy's job to clean the peep booths surrounding her, and after viewing this one, you'll feel like mopping up, too.
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
April 23, 2002
What little grace [Rifkin's] tale of precarious skid-row dignity achieves is pushed into the margins by predictable plotting and tiresome histrionics.
Athan Bezaitis
April 14, 2002
The project is a labor of love, powerfully effective in shining a light on a part of the world from which most would rather avert their eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Wiegand
Boxoffice Magazine
March 8, 2002
Rifkin's references are ... impeccable throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Emanuel Levy
August 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Stacie Hougland
April 29, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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