The Party (2018)
Critic Consensus: Old-fashioned charm meets sharp wit and modern social satire in The Party, a biting comedy carried by a shining performance from Patricia Clarkson.
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Critic Reviews for The Party
Potter's script is deft, breezing along quickly. The comedy is low-key and of a more intellectual than physical variety.
[Patricia Clarkson] has seldom been in a vehicle so witty and cerebral as Sally Potter's drawing-room comedy.
Potter has assembled all the makings of an acid-bath of a social satire but somehow avoids the killing blow.
Shot in a glossy, appealing black-and-white and filmed in a single location, The Party generates a pressure cooker atmosphere.
Potter's cast never overstays its welcome, giving us plenty to think - and talk - about, and in a scant 71 minutes.
Potter's movie may be too small to leave a substantial legacy. But you can't take your eyes off it as ace actors, led by a deliciously acerbic Patricia Clarkson, serve up hilarious verbal fireworks that knock the wind out of you.
Audience Reviews for The Party
Highly engaging, fast-paced and with great performances (especially Timothy Spall and Cillian Murphy, who are hilarious), this smart comedy has some very funny moments and never outstays its welcome, surprising us with a well-written dialogue and delicious twists.
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