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Based on 13 Reviews
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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Mainly Blank City shows a succession of engaging, intelligent, middle-aged people showing some very bad home movies that they once hoped were something more. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The real reason to see Blank City is to catch snatches of the now-decades-old films - priceless DIY numbers that capture all the wild energy, humor, and rage of, if not a more innocent time, then certainly a cooler one. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Danhier backs all the memories with a collection of great clips, and it's extra fun to spot familiar faces (hi, Steve Buscemi!). show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Blank City may not be groundbreaking, but it's vibrant and well researched. show more

  • 60
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    Though the film concerns events contained within the roughly 50 square blocks of the East Village, it suffers from the narrative equivalent of urban sprawl. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Does a first-rate job of remembering. show more

  • 75
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    As Blank City proves, the all-night, every-night party was fun while it lasted. show more

  • 80
    David Fear Time Out New York

    Names get checked, baby-faced future celebrities like Vincent Gallo and Steve Buscemi make cameos, and various cross-pollinations between below–14th Street mavericks are clarified. show more

  • 90
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    Ms. Danhier manages to conjure a glorious and grungy bygone past without fetishizing it as a golden age. A bunch of people got together and did some stuff, and this is what it looked like. show more

  • 70
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    The doc flags toward the end, but it remains an absorbing snapshot of a daring time. show more

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