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The Secret Disco Revolution Reviews

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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 28, 2013
"The Secret Disco Revolution" laughably fails to turn Barry White and Donna Summer into the Che Guevara and Emma Goldman of the dance floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David DeWitt
New York Times
June 28, 2013
Faddish taste may be interesting for some, but for others it will devolve into the banal, as cultural history as well as entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 27, 2013
The veil is lifted on this secret movement, one that everyone else thought was just about dancing and doing coke.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 27, 2013
With the right group of friends and the right amount to drink it could be a rowdy good time. Without intoxicants, it's a gimmicky joke that drags on too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
June 27, 2013
The movie feels like a flakey, off-the-cuff blog post that somehow transmogrified itself into a feature-length documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
June 27, 2013
"The Secret Disco Revolution," claims that the steady "four on the floor" beat was the reason for the liberation of gays, African Americans and women. And oddly, in a blend of humorous and dead serious storytelling, director James Kastner makes his case.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
June 27, 2013
There's silliness, too, but the facts turn the beat around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
June 27, 2013
Less talk, more shake your booty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Atkinson
Time Out
June 25, 2013
Kastner's history is simplistic, his pacing is glacial and his film is laboriously constructed ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
June 25, 2013
The film isn't as smart on the issue of race as it needs to be, and its feminist read of the music and scene feels forced in places, but as an entry-level conversation starter, it gets the job done.