Party Monster
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Set in the New York club scene of the late 1980's thru the 1990's, a tale which chronicles the rise and fall of "club-kid" promoter Michael Alig, a party organizer, whose extravagant life was sent spiraling downward when he boasted on television that he had killed his "friend", roommate, and drug dealer, Angel Melendez. Originally from Indiana, Alig moved to New York, and came to be an underground legend, known for his excessive drug use and outrageous behavior in the club world. At his peak, he had his own record label, and magazine, and hosted Disco 2000, one of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's the drunk-guy- at-the-party syndrome: The only one truly entertained by the clown with the lamp shade on his head is the clown with the lamp shade on his head -- or folks similarly inebriated."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"In the end, for all the vibrancy, there's not much there there. Maybe that's the point, but I doubt it."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Rule No. 1: If you use black humor in a film about real-life characters and events, make sure you have a feel for it first."
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"Never has the Manhattan club scene ever looked so tedious; this film makes a powerful argument for staying home and renting a movie."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"The look, like Culkin's self-consciously manic performance, is all surface -- which may be the point of profiling these empty lives, but not enough reason to make us watch."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"A mess."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"You haven't seen this many outrageous costumes since the Halloween parade on Cedar Springs."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"Culkin se esforça, mas não convence como o bissexual Michael Alig. Em contrapartida, Seth Green rouba o filme com sua ótima performance."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Perhaps Party Monster's limited distribution will keep this clunker from interrupting Seth Green's rise to the top of the Hollywood food chain."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, FilmStew.com
"Fact-based story of drugs and death in "clubland" is boring and banal, failing in its attempt to shock and scandalize."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"We begin the film not knowing what brought Michael and James together. We end, after a too-long 98 minutes, precisely the same way."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"There are many ways of depicting an innocent's descent into hell, but the camp approach is surely the least advisable."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"So awful, it's almost good."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"Memo to Macaulay Culkin: When your latest cinematic 'comeback' attempt is a film like Party Monster, maybe remaining in career limbo wasn't such a bad idea."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
""... equal parts freakish fashion show and tawdry melodrama of the rise and fall of a superficial celebrity.""
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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