It's All Gone Pete Tong
It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)

He's been written off by his record company, his manager, his wife and his friends. His phone only rings when it's his coke dealer dropping round to party. Without a doubt, legendary DJ Frankie Wilde's life is out of control.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 2004
DVD Release Date: September 20, 2005
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Part raucous mockumentary, part drama-filled biopic, It's All Gone Pete Tong amuses and warms hearts with its touching, comic, and candid look at a musician faced with a career-ending handicap.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

There's nothing like watching a guy hit rock bottom and then try to crawl back up again. Or as that heartless record industry weasel puts it, 'People love a good tragedy.' Especially one set to a good beat.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

This is biopic as raving rumination. But it is also a surprisingly compassionate redemption story.

Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

The film is full of little throwaway bits of silliness that yield some of the funniest dialogue, much of improvised.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

You may ... find the picture as undisciplined as Frankie's wild coif. I see the chaos, like the coif, to be tangled but pointed, an endearingly calculated mess.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie works because of its heedless comic intensity; Kaye and his writer-director, Michael Dowse, chronicle the rise and fall of Frankie Wilde as other directors have dealt with emperors and kings.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

This has writing that could charitably be called inane, and a wholly repulsive star.

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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

The formula doesn't entirely stick, but Dowse's visual veracity towers over any narrative shortcomings Tong presents.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A raucous, uproarious satire of the dance-club scene.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
It's All Gone Pete Tong is a fun, entertaining comedy that boasts an impressive cast and is well directed by Michael Dowse, who previously helmed the… More
meril lupin
Loved the coke badger.
Roy Gutteridge
The film soars on the talent of Paul Kaye's magnificent portrayal of a pop music icon's self abuse, descent into total deafness and rebirth ...
Ian Walker
An interesting fictional documentary about a well-known DJ who goes deaf only to rediscover his unique DJ'ing ability later on down the line. The usual… More
Alexander Wilson
Superb movie comedy slash musical to say the least you going to be entertained if you are a party animal who loves kicking it with your homies
Linda K. T.
Great music and inspiring story!