Limelight Synopsis
New York nightclub owner Peter Gatien oversaw a vast Manhattan empire.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Depending on your age, Limelight could make you nostalgic for those bad old days - and sort of glad you'll never be able to relive them.
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70

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
As a trippy, trifling memorial to a time before its eponymous club was a mini-mall and rave culture a woozy memory, Limelight delivers the...
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60

Village Voice

Given all this interesting raw material, it's mildly disappointing that the filmmakers tie it together with such cheesy connective tissue.
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
This is still a fascinating history, especially when Limelight touches on the club scene's dark side: A lengthy dissection of the Angel...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Transporting as it is, this doc leaves a bad taste in your mouth, if just for the ill will it drudges up.
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50

Slant Magazine

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Limelight focuses far too much on the club's downfall and not nearly enough on what attracted its denizens there in the first...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
All outrageous stuff. Gatien's story is worth telling. Which makes it all the more unfortunate that director Billy Corben presents it in...
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50

Variety

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Watching Limelight, about the rise and politically engineered fall of onetime Manhattan nightclub kingpin Peter Gatien, is like looking...
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50

Los Angeles Times

If all you know about Peter Gatien going in to Limelight is that he is a nightclub owner with legal issues, that's about all you'll know...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Even if Corben hadn't photographed Gatien with lighting that makes him look like a horror-movie villain, he'd hardly come off as innocent.
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Such an interesting story

By patricknewton
Anyone interested in NYC night life in the late 80's early 90's will like this. Anyone interested in the story of Michael Alig will like it. Also check out the shockumentary called party monster (same...

Fantastic!

By LaRosa
I loved it....

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Rated NR