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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Amusing and holds interest largely thanks to its re-creation of a glitzy, flamboyant era, not to mention its soundtrack of disco songs that sound a lot better today than 20 years ago. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Too often, the film is more like a soundtrack with visuals than a well constructed, fully developed motion picture. show more

  • 25
    San Francisco Examiner

    Offers nothing new, and a lot less. It's a hollow shell of a film, rife with plot twists that go nowhere. show more

  • 25
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    There are easily 54 reasons to dis 54, but let's start and finish with the obvious: The script plays like a proud offering from the lead hand at the Cliché Factory. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    "Saturday Night Fever" with designer drugs and duds. show more

  • 40
    Empire

    It looks attractive, and is enlivened somewhat by the soundtrack's obligatory disco dinosaurs, but those expecting any real insight into the 70s club scene will come away hugely disappointed. show more

  • 30
    Film Threat

    The movie does a great job of capturing the excessive behavior and the fun that was had but it falls short in delivering a realistic picture of lives after the party ends. Christopher, like Rubell, is into giving his audience escape, not reality. show more

  • 50
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    It's a noble effort, but aficionados and the mildly interested are recommended to seek out VH-1's excellent Studio 54 documentary in lieu of this shallow morality play. show more

  • 42
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    There's a glimmer of what the film might have been, though, in the performance of Mike Myers, who plays Studio co-owner Steve Rubell, with his sweaty thinning hair and look-at-me-I-got-class Lacoste shirts, as a vengeful gargoyle presiding over a kingdom of beauty he can rule but never join. show more

  • 70
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    An entertaining and surprisingly serious look at the infamous New York discotheque, with a genuine nostalgia for the late '70s and early '80s. show more

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