Boogie Nights Synopsis
A producer guides a man to success in the porn industry, but greed and egotism lead to his downfall.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
With Boogie Nights, we know we're not just watching episodes from disparate lives but a panorama of recent social history, rendered in...
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100

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has perfectly wedded form to function by filming Boogie Nights in a style suggesting the grainy...
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A hard-core movie with a soft, light-hearted center and an edge like a knife.
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100

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
With its ceaseless music, large canvas, shrewd casting and flawless ensemble acting and the dexterity of its whiplashing mood switches, the...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Has the quality of many great films, in that it always seems alive.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Mark Wahlberg, in a star-making performance, has the kind of electric ingenuousness that John Travolta did in "Saturday Night Fever."
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
A grand, sweeping nostalgia trip that evokes the sickness of an era even as it tries to find its essential humanity.
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88

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
I'm not sure all of this works out as convincingly as Anderson intends in the movie's somewhat unsatisfying ending, but getting there is a...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Isn't just an expose of the porn industry -- it's a provocative and involving character study, as well.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Heavily influenced by Quentin Tarantino's brand of quirky sensationalism, this high-energy saga by Paul Thomas Anderson goes a long way...
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Paul Thomas Anderson; the New Robert Altman ~ BOOGIE NIGHTS

By lugubriousthespian
With it's criss-crossing story-lines and myriad of complex characters, Paul Thomas Anderson's cunning examination of the underbelly of the porno industry circa late 1970's, BOOGIE NIGHTS stuns with...

Boogie Nights review

By Therumrunner5
Cable...

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Rated R | For Violence, Language, Explicit Dialogue, Drug Use, Nudity and Strong Sex Scenes
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Unflinching look at porn industry; lots of sex, drugs.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF