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Velvet Goldmine Reviews

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April 23, 2012
Haynes' chronicle of the glam era is visually rich but too dramatically fragmented and overwhelmed by music to permit involvement in the tale's characters or the director's POV.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 7, 2012
The style is devilishly flamboyant and gleefully indulgent; every shot is full of amazing stuff. The edits dance and twist. It's a glam movie about a glam subject.
September 1, 2009
Velvet Goldmine gives the rock movie a makeover.
March 28, 2006
While some gay men's fantasies center around muscled jocks, cops or cowboys, Todd Haynes' would seem to be of a slightly more arcane bent.
February 28, 2005
the ending happens at least half an hour later than it should
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
March 25, 2004
Repeat viewings will allow one to piece together the fragmented montage as a melancholic ode to freedom, and those who fight for it through art.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 5, 2003
A bizarre thing, this trippy movie takes you on a whirlwind tour of Brit glam rock and doesn't let go. Graphic and unforgiving, but good.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2003
Clever, often fascinating look at the world of glam rock.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2003
Working slightly against it, it's got an elliptical approach that's initially emotionally disorienting, a plot structure that's been a bit too audaciously borrowed from Citizen Kane, of all things, and a rather vacant performance at [its]center.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 2, 2003
Ewan really needs more lessons before he attempts an American accent again.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 10, 2003
Not a superficial music video but a smart and compassionate dissection of superficiality, and of the alternating joys and disillusionments experienced by its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 13, 2002
The greatest achievement by any filmmaker in 1998.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 9, 2001
Reminisce, if you can, over genderless fashions, boys in makeup and girls in even more makeup. And don't forget those platform shoes, drugs, and glitter, glitter everywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
This fictionalized story is a thin disguise for David Bowie's bio, and it is a rip-off of the Citizen Kane way of telling a fictionalized biography.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
A strange but ceaselessly fascinating barrage of music and imagery with nothing in the center to hold it all together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
October 31, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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