Performance Reviews

July 23, 2015
With a pleasurably peculiar cast of James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg, Performance is one of the weirdest slices of Seventies London around, combining gangster violence and ritual humiliation with decaying rock-star glamour.
March 25, 2013
Pop stars continue to have bad luck in films.
March 25, 2013
The movie is a facile enough pastiche of underground pyrotechnics and Euro-art pretensions, but far more evocative now is the fast, offhand repartee between the principals.
March 25, 2013
Rapture and boredom both seem valid responses.
February 9, 2006
Roeg's debut as a director is a virtuoso juggling act which manipulates its visual and verbal imagery so cunningly that the borderline between reality and fantasy is gradually eliminated.
October 23, 2004
It isn't altogether successful, largely because it tries too hard and doesn't pace itself to let its effects sink in.
May 11, 2004
Mick Jagger? In a Brit gangster classic? Believe it. And believe that Performance is much, much more.