It's All Gone Pete Tong
It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)

He's been written off by his record company, his manager, his wife and his friends. His phone only rings when it's his coke dealer dropping round to party. Without a doubt, legendary DJ Frankie Wilde's life is out of control.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 20, 2005
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77%
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88%



Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Part raucous mockumentary, part drama-filled biopic, It's All Gone Pete Tong amuses and warms hearts with its touching, comic, and candid look at a musician faced with a career-ending handicap.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

There's nothing like watching a guy hit rock bottom and then try to crawl back up again. Or as that heartless record industry weasel puts it, 'People love a good tragedy.' Especially one set to a good beat.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

This is biopic as raving rumination. But it is also a surprisingly compassionate redemption story.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

This has writing that could charitably be called inane, and a wholly repulsive star.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

You may ... find the picture as undisciplined as Frankie's wild coif. I see the chaos, like the coif, to be tangled but pointed, an endearingly calculated mess.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie works because of its heedless comic intensity; Kaye and his writer-director, Michael Dowse, chronicle the rise and fall of Frankie Wilde as other directors have dealt with emperors and kings.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

The formula doesn't entirely stick, but Dowse's visual veracity towers over any narrative shortcomings Tong presents.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A raucous, uproarious satire of the dance-club scene.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

One of the most graphic, scary, funny and imaginative depictions of drug addiction ever filmed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
It's All Gone Pete Tong is a fun, entertaining comedy that boasts an impressive cast and is well directed by Michael Dowse, who previously helmed the… More
Alexander Wilson
Superb movie comedy slash musical to say the least you going to be entertained if you are a party animal who loves kicking it with your homies
Anthony Lawrie
Didn't think I'd like it but was pleasantly surprised, Paul Kaye is so convincing in his portrayal of Frankie Wilde, a DJ who's always off his… More
meril lupin
Loved the coke badger.
Roy Gutteridge
The film soars on the talent of Paul Kaye's magnificent portrayal of a pop music icon's self abuse, descent into total deafness and rebirth ...
Linda K. T.
Great music and inspiring story!