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Party Monster Reviews

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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.
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
January 22, 2004
So awful, it's almost good.
| Original Score: 5/10
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
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 5, 2003
A mess.
Read More | Original Score: C-
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
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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+
November 10, 2003
As a human document 'Party Monster' is pretty much a disaster...shapeless and sloppy.
Full Review | Original Score: D
November 9, 2003
Like Alig, Party Monster is a colorful mess, all style and substances and little else.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
Read More | 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
November 6, 2003
You haven't seen this many outrageous costumes since the Halloween parade on Cedar Springs.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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.
October 25, 2003
...like 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
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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