The Last Days of Disco
The Last Days of Disco (1998)

Young Manhattanites boogie-oogie-oogie, in Whit Stillman's Proustian exploration of urban manners, discarded innocence and the onset of modern times.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 8, 1998
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Sharp-eyed and charming.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

If it had been Stillman's swan song, a director could hardly hope to be prouder of such a strong exit.

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

The focus of The Last Days of Disco is a psychologically authentic and painfully parasitic female relationship.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

[Stillman] nails his characters with perfectly heard dialogue and laconic satire.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Stillman skips the snark in favor of a sincere appreciation of his slightly lost characters.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The single finest moment in The Last Days of Disco comes at the end, during the credits... The scene is alive and exciting, and I wish there were more of that in the movie.

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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

Not only are the characters in The Last Days of Disco embarrassingly earnest about their love for spectacular nightclubs and thumping dance music, but they're also completely transparent about their desires, even when they think they're being clever.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Stilillman pulls off a unique balancing act of conveying the specificities of the cultural milieu but also maintaining a sense of universality that keeps the film from being solely about its time and place

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

The movie is only partially successful in conveying the passion, the erotic heat, the decadence that characterized discos as the new temples.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Whit Stillman's subtle but profound take on the fallacy of indulgent self importance. Don't let the title put you off, <i>The Last Days of… More
John Ballantine
While most of the crowds headed for Studio 54, Whit Stillman decided to make another film and came up with this gem. What is great about Stillman..dialogue,… More
Bruce Bruce
This Movie is from Criterion Collection, most movies from this collection are pretty good, but this one is not. It Sucks. Its about the Eighties Time Frame, and… More
Anthony Valletta
Unappreciated.
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