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Party Monster Reviews

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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
March 30, 2004
Rule No. 1: If you use black humor in a film about real-life characters and events, make sure you have a feel for it first.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 2, 2004
Culkin se esforça, mas não convence como o bissexual Michael Alig. Em contrapartida, Seth Green rouba o filme com sua ótima performance.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 22, 2004
So awful, it's almost good.
| Original Score: 5/10
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
January 22, 2004
Never has the Manhattan club scene ever looked so tedious; this film makes a powerful argument for staying home and renting a movie.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Todd Gilchrist
December 15, 2003
Perhaps Party Monster's limited distribution will keep this clunker from interrupting Seth Green's rise to the top of the Hollywood food chain.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 12, 2003
It's the drunk-guy- at-the-party syndrome: The only one truly entertained by the clown with the lamp shade on his head is the clown with the lamp shade on his head -- or folks similarly inebriated.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
December 5, 2003
A mess.
| Original Score: C-
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 5, 2003
Memo to Macaulay Culkin: When your latest cinematic 'comeback' attempt is a film like Party Monster, maybe remaining in career limbo wasn't such a bad idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 5, 2003
The look, like Culkin's self-consciously manic performance, is all surface -- which may be the point of profiling these empty lives, but not enough reason to make us watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Rocchi
November 20, 2003
Fact-based story of drugs and death in "clubland" is boring and banal, failing in its attempt to shock and scandalize.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 14, 2003
We begin the film not knowing what brought Michael and James together. We end, after a too-long 98 minutes, precisely the same way.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
November 13, 2003
"... equal parts freakish fashion show and tawdry melodrama of the rise and fall of a superficial celebrity."
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 10, 2003
As a human document 'Party Monster' is pretty much a disaster...shapeless and sloppy.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
November 9, 2003
Like Alig, Party Monster is a colorful mess, all style and substances and little else.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
November 7, 2003
In the end, for all the vibrancy, there's not much there there. Maybe that's the point, but I doubt it.
| Original Score: 2/4
November 7, 2003
It doesn't live up to the wild times it portrays - the only thing I got from this movie was an idea for a really scary Halloween outfit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
November 6, 2003
You haven't seen this many outrageous costumes since the Halloween parade on Cedar Springs.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ben Walters
Sight and Sound
November 4, 2003
It's Green who, despite his straight-man role ... steals the show, with a performance of controlled engagement with both the delights and damage of the kids' lifestyle.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 25, 2003 the majority of flicks that prominently feature drug use, the whole thing begins to sink into darkness and finally just turns into an unpleasant experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 24, 2003
There are many ways of depicting an innocent's descent into hell, but the camp approach is surely the least advisable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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