The Scenesters
The Scenesters (2011)

An innovative and quirky dark comedy that both honors and deconstructs the conventions of the classic 'who-done-it?' film noir, THE SCENESTERS is about your average down-on-his-luck guy with an unconventional day job as a crime… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 24, 2011
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andy Webster
New York Times

The writer-director Todd Berger parades his stylistic chops with his self-satisfied, vérité-ish comedy "The Scenesters," a tepid show-business satire.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

The film plays like an in-joke home movie of the very folks it means to send up.

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Todd Gilchrist
FEARnet

destined to become a cult classic that actually also deserves to be seen.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Audiences will shrug at the mystery's solution but likely will be eager to see what Berger & Co. do next.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Likely to be rejected as a labored, smug, and ultimately inert neo-noir crime comedy, a movie far too wrapped in its own cleverness to engage the viewer with anything above rampaging self-awareness.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This jumbled satirical mystery is too pleased with itself for its own good.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

Not perfect, but a fun and rangy, noir-tinged murder comedy. The Scenesters has in abundance what every independent film yearns for -- intrigue and a cocksure rhythm that doesn't ever feel false.

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