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Based on 20 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 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

    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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