Chelsea Girls
Chelsea Girls (1966)

One of the first "underground" films of the 1960's to achieve a degree of mainstream acceptance (it was an actual hit in New York City, was well-received in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and was banned in Chicago and Boston),… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1966
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

A pointless, excruciatingly dull three-and-a-half hours spent in the company of Andy Warhol's friends.

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Kenneth Baker
San Francisco Chronicle

Watching and waiting brought some amazing performances before Warhol's camera: Emerson's stoned monologue, Ondine's violent, sourly comic rant on being pope.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

The Warhol gang at their underground peak.

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Raymond Durgnat
Time Out

View'n doze.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The results are often spellbinding; the juxtaposition of two film images at once gives the spectator an unusual amount of freedom in what to concentrate on and what to make of these variously whacked-out performers.

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Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

The dueling image visual feast is endlessly stimulating, even if you don't take the requisite drugs beforehand.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Warhol has nothing to say and no technique to say it with.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I couldn't be more bored with this flimsy anti-film presentation.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A film whose importance as a 1960s cultural statement outweighs any intrinsic value it may have as a film, Chelsea Girls is nevertheless fascinating, provocative, and hilarious.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
I was curious about "Chelsea Girls" for decades before I finally saw it. The movie was a substantial letdown, sorry to say. Yes, this experimental,… More