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Based on 29 Reviews
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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

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

  • 100
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    Funny, riveting look at the music scene that ruled Manchester, England, from 1976 to 1992. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Hopped-up and electrifying. The soundtrack is wall-to-wall and propulsive. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Shines with a kind of inspired madness. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Extravagant and funny it is, and also quite dark at times. show more

  • 88
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    This wonderful party of a movie, as totally original as its hero, stamps on a smiley face that will linger for hours. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    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. show more

  • 88
    Ray Conlogue The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    So energized by the subject that it overflows with inventiveness. show more

  • 88
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    What makes this movie an up is that even when its characters are crying for help, they're also crying for Help! show more

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