Chelsea Girls
Chelsea Girls (1966)

This avant-garde art film by Andy Warhol is considered a classic. Filmed in the late '60s, it presents an honest, if not meandering view of life in Warhol's famed inner circle. To make the film, Warhol just turned on the camera and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1966
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Variety Staff

A pointless, excruciatingly dull three-and-a-half hours spent in the company of Andy Warhol's friends.

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Kenneth Baker
San Francisco Chronicle

Watching and waiting brought some amazing performances before Warhol's camera: Emerson's stoned monologue, Ondine's violent, sourly comic rant on being pope.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

The Warhol gang at their underground peak.

Raymond Durgnat
Time Out

View'n doze.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The results are often spellbinding; the juxtaposition of two film images at once gives the spectator an unusual amount of freedom in what to concentrate on and what to make of these variously whacked-out performers.

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TV Guide

A film whose importance as a 1960s cultural statement outweighs any intrinsic value it may have as a film, Chelsea Girls is nevertheless fascinating, provocative, and hilarious.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Warhol has nothing to say and no technique to say it with.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I couldn't be more bored with this flimsy anti-film presentation.

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At nearly four hours long, The Chelsea Girls offers too few rewards to the patient.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
I was curious about "Chelsea Girls" for decades before I finally saw it. The movie was a substantial letdown, sorry to say. Yes, this experimental,… More