90

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Ms. Danhier manages to conjure a glorious and grungy bygone past without fetishizing it as a golden age. A bunch of people got together and did some stuff, and this is what it looked like.
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80

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Names get checked, baby-faced future celebrities like Vincent Gallo and Steve Buscemi make cameos, and various cross-pollinations between below–14th Street mavericks are clarified.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Mainly Blank City shows a succession of engaging, intelligent, middle-aged people showing some very bad home movies that they once hoped were something more.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The real reason to see Blank City is to catch snatches of the now-decades-old films - priceless DIY numbers that capture all the wild energy, humor, and rage of, if not a more innocent time, then certainly a cooler one.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
As Blank City proves, the all-night, every-night party was fun while it lasted.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Does a first-rate job of remembering.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Blank City may not be groundbreaking, but it's vibrant and well researched.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
The doc flags toward the end, but it remains an absorbing snapshot of a daring time.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Danhier backs all the memories with a collection of great clips, and it's extra fun to spot familiar faces (hi, Steve Buscemi!).
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60

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Though the film concerns events contained within the roughly 50 square blocks of the East Village, it suffers from the narrative equivalent of urban sprawl.
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70 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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