Party Monster Synopsis
Promoter Michael Alig's arrest for murder ends his immersion in New York's club scene.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Culkin plays Alig as clueless to the end, living so firmly in his fantasy world that nothing can penetrate his chirpy persona. Whether this...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As stagy and awkward as some of the Warhol/Morrissey films of the early '70s.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Alig's superficiality seems to have been his only talent. His banality is a problem that the film can't overcome.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By
Most moviegoers will have trouble looking past Culkin the actor, who does a decent job of sending up youthful fame in a movie that's barely...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The plot is sordid and predictable -- indiscriminate nightclubbing leads to escalating drugs, promiscuity, and violence. Things perk up...
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50

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
Better than I expected but still not entirely convincing. As a cautionary tale for demimonde-sters, though, it has its useful points--never...
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Macaulay Culkin still can't act, and it's no longer cute. His performance in Party Monster is so embarrassing one doesn't know where to...
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
"Prison isn't all that different from a nightclub,'' comments Alig toward the end. Funny; this movie isn't all that different from prison.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Feels fake, forced and indigestible.
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20

Wall Street Journal

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The distance between tawdry and tedious can be amazingly short. It is traveled with Concorde speed in the arch Party Monster.
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