100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
Funny, riveting look at the music scene that ruled Manchester, England, from 1976 to 1992.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Extravagant and funny it is, and also quite dark at times.
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Like the music, the film is outspoken, roaringly funny, defiantly sexual and relentlessly in your face. I couldn't have liked it more.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Shines with a kind of inspired madness.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Hopped-up and electrifying. The soundtrack is wall-to-wall and propulsive.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Just don't expect the truth. An extremely bent, highly amusing form of the truth, maybe, but not the truth. 24 Hour Party People shares with the current Robert Evans documentary ''The Kid Stays in the Picture'' an awareness that a good anecdote often trumps the facts, but here the cheats are cheekily laid bare.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Ray Conlogue
So energized by the subject that it overflows with inventiveness.
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88

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
This wonderful party of a movie, as totally original as its hero, stamps on a smiley face that will linger for hours.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
An insider nostalgia trip for graying art punks. It could have been called ''When We Were Cool,'' and it's finally so cool that it freezes you out.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Personally, I'd rather have my brain invaded by flesh-eating beetles than listen to 10 seconds of the Sex Pistols -- Truth is, I've rarely had a worse time watching a good movie.
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85 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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