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This jet-black comedy of manners observes the doings and intersections of many despicable characters, including egomaniacal, self-serving artists, soulless agents, and nasty sexual predators. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[The film's characters] are so repellent that almost everyone outside the movie's fetid hothouse will want to flee to fresher air."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"A travesty no matter how you look at it, this flaccid art-world farce is best approached as a landmark of dubious ensemble work."
‑ Eric Hynes, Time Out New York
"Less the free-form, jazzy ensemble satire on the art world it aspires to be than an over-elaborate and under-funny undertaking by high quality actors who should know better."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Faux Altman sexual wallow in which a lot of fine actors are wasted on pretentious mumbo jumbo."
‑ Pete Hammond, Back Stage
"This deliciously perverse, splashy, lively collage of the high-end contemporary London art scene provides a guilty pleasure to students of sex, greed and manipulation. Aesthetics is beside the point."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"Goes over the top now and then, but overall it's a lot of nasty fun."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Director Duncan Ward tries way too hard to nail a way too easy target in his sub-Altman ensemble spoof of the overpriced, overhyped, overly pretentious modern-art scene."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"The film cannot sustain the giddy, fast pace that sets it off."
‑ Marcy Dermansky,
"The art-world satire Boogie Woogie is a monumental piece of squandered potential, arch but not witty, mean without being perceptive, its most outrageous shocks little more than static sparks."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Miss FlickChick
"Overstuffed and occasionally meandering while boasting a terrific ensemble cast and a radiant, brave performance by Gillian Anderson. It's an unflinchingly honest, provocative potpourri of the harsh realities of the art world."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"A tepid spoof that only occasionally evokes a reluctant smile."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Devilishly cynical eavesdropper art snob fare peering into the pretentious when not cruel machinations transpiring in the world of creative merchandise commerce."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"More of a paper cut, but one that's sufficiently nasty in a minor key, landing a few body blows where it matters the most, while successfully detailing the betrayal and schmoozing it takes to get to the top."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"May be the most well connected comedy in years-although many of the artists featured will probably experience remorse after watching the haphazard results."
‑ Steve Ramos, Boxoffice Magazine
"The cast of superficial backstabbers, casual philanderers, and gibberish-spouting phonies has no original characters, but at least a few of the actors attack their roles with a zest that offsets their two-dimensionality."
‑ Sam Adams, AV Club
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