The Doorman
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Filmmaker Wayne Price offers an humorous glimpse into the glamorous New York City nightclub scene with this profile of the man who determines just how the rest of your night will ultimately unfold. When a documentary crew sets out to explore the ultra-hip Gotham nightclub scene, they determine that the best guide to have is the man who separates the wannabes from the glamorous elite. Though at first Trevor seems like the perfect guide to the hottest spots in New York and Miami, the filmmakers gradually become savvy to the fact that this self-centered doorman has in fact lost his job and, as a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

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"[Director] Price keeps the humor believably shallow and the movie from getting too far from the aim of chronicling an exclusivity junkie's fall."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"A brightly observant comedy of jet-set manners."
‑ Bob Mondello,
"Despite the fact that The Doorman features dozens of cameos by real-life boldface names, the film itself is a mess."
‑ Brent Simon,
"Conjuring up memories of happier experiences gone by is the prime means of enduring such across-the-board ineptitude."
‑ Nick Schager, Cinematical
"Jesus, Bruno is so going to blow this guy out of the water."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"A mockumentary about the people who run Manhattan nightlife, has solid-gold satire at its cocaine-stained fingertips."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"Not until the goofy closing credits does the film hit its tonal stride and nail what could have been its saving, salient theme: the absurd lines that fancy people draw (and obey) to make themselves feel special on a Saturday night."
‑ Michelle Orange, Village Voice
""Inane" would be the kindest description of The Doorman."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Slip this mockumentary into the Not Worthy of Theatrical Release file."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
""The Doorman" is a thinly written indie comedy--it's only 79 minutes long--that will have you kicking yourself for wasting whatever time and money you spent to watch it."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Built on an amusing idea that can't quite support an entire movie, Wayne Price's comedic debut might have made a terrific short."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Exclusionary velvet-rope culture can't be satirized enough, but woe be to secondhand Sacha Baron Cohens who don't seem clear on the concept of mockumentary."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"The influences for this poorly-made mock documentary are fairly obvious and if Lucas Akoskin was even 1/10th as funny as Sacha Baron Cohen, this movie might have worked."
‑ Edward Douglas,
"With such an unconvincing center, all the air-kissing and second-hand glamour in the world can't make the film's mock-doc conceit hold."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Those of us in the movie audience may find little to cheer in a vehicle that falls short of entertainment."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
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