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A star-studded comedy of manners set against the backdrop of contemporary London and the international art scene, "Boogie Woogie" casts an eye over the appetites and morality of some of its major players. Dealers, collectors, artists, wannabees vie with each other in a world in which success and downfall rest on a thin edge.

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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 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
"Goes over the top now and then, but overall it's a lot of nasty fun."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"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
"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
"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
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