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Velvet Goldmine Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
September 1, 2009
Velvet Goldmine gives the rock movie a makeover.
David Noh
Film Journal International
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.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
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
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 10, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Shawn Bowers
Kansas City Star
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 27, 2003
Clever, often fascinating look at the world of glam rock.
| Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeremy Heilman
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 10, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
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

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2002
| Original Score: 4/4
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
June 13, 2002
The greatest achievement by any filmmaker in 1998.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Brandon Judell
Critics Inc./America Online
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
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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