Liquid Sky
Liquid Sky (1983)

A glitzy updating of Andy Warhol's Trash with aliens, this campy, stylish, but ultimately depressing film is one of the most keenly observed portraits of New York's early '80s downtown new wave scene. Anne Carlisle, who co-wrote… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1983
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Liquid Sky is an odd, yet generally pleasing mixture of punk rock, science fiction, and black humor.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

[This] film, with a heroine who is sometimes a hero and who is apt to show up in a red corset with matching red-and-blond skunk hairdo, can hardly be for everyone. But the right audiences are bound to appreciate the originality displayed here.

TV Guide

Outrageous fun, this film is New Wave chic, satire, self-parody, science fiction, and certainly one of the more accessible independent features ever made.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Anne Carlisle, who stars as both the model and her creepy male counterpart, projects a disturbing and original aura of opaque, ingrained despair.

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Empire Magazine

Knowingly kitsch, Liquid Sky uses the most basic effects and featuring music and fashion that were cutting edge at the time, it now looks fashionably retro.

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Emanuel Levy

Capturing the manner and humor of a comic strip about punk culture, Liquid Sky is the brain product of Slava Tsukerman, a Soviet emigre in NY; like the aliens in his cult flick, he explores the exotic pleasures denied him in his native country.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A bizarre, often hilarious melee of weird drugs, weird sex and off-the-wall camp SF.

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Liquid Sky is one of the forerunners of the quirky American independent movement that exchanged substance for style, and, love it or hate it, is a true original.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Bad, but sometimes fascinating. It's genuinely strange and, at least, truly independent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Coxxie Mild Sauce
This was meant to appeal to that warhol-ish, "fuck me, im original." crowd. but if this was a book, and it looks like it might have been, then it… More
Robert C
AMAZING on SO many levels. Costumes that will bring to mind the results of "Project Runway" had they created it in the 80's. A sountrack that… More
jay nixon
Completely bizarre disjointed collection of psychedelic scenes can't even really be called a film at least in the narrative sense.
Gimly M.
Arguably the most invasive soundtrack ever put to a film. Intriguing that a movie so defined by its music didn't have anything nearly as good to offer as… More
vieras esine
A bit too many rape scenes for my taste, otherwise I would've given this a full three stars. The theme song was awesome.
Quinto Wallight
I don't know what to say about this movie other than it was strangely hipnotic. I wasn't completely sure of what ws on screen, but it captivated and… More