Party Monster
Party Monster (2003)

Set in the New York club scene of the late 1980's thru the 1990's, a tale which chronicles the rise and fall of "club-kid" promoter Michael Alig, a party organizer, whose extravagant life was sent spiraling downward when… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 5, 2003
DVD Release Date: February 10, 2004
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The lurid display of camp soon turns tedious.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's the drunk-guy- at-the-party syndrome: The only one truly entertained by the clown with the lamp shade on his head is the clown with the lamp shade on his head -- or folks similarly inebriated.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

In the end, for all the vibrancy, there's not much there there. Maybe that's the point, but I doubt it.

David Ehrenstein
New Times

... shows that there's a lot more to this sordid story than first meets the jaundiced eye.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

A mess.

Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

You haven't seen this many outrageous costumes since the Halloween parade on Cedar Springs.

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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

Rule No. 1: If you use black humor in a film about real-life characters and events, make sure you have a feel for it first.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

We begin the film not knowing what brought Michael and James together. We end, after a too-long 98 minutes, precisely the same way.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

There are many ways of depicting an innocent's descent into hell, but the camp approach is surely the least advisable.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Culkin se esforça, mas não convence como o bissexual Michael Alig. Em contrapartida, Seth Green rouba o filme com sua ótima performance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Lafe Fredbjornson
Like a car wreck, it's hard to stop watching this freakish movie. Macaulay Culkin - like you've never seen him before. Great music! Seth Green is… More
MisterYoda ?
When I started to watch this movie I wasn't at all aware what it was about. I just saw that MaCaulay Culkin and Seth Green were in it and thought,… More
Spencer S.
The main word that truly describes this film is gross. Everything about this film is off-putting, over-the-top, and frightfully grotesque. This ranges from the… More
Nicki Marie
Very over the top with the acting, but strangely compelling and a great cast. I loved all the outifts and make up too! Both Macaulay and Seth do a great job… More
Chris Weber
Based on the true life story of infamous "club kid" Micahel Alig, this film saw Macaulay Culkin return to films after a long absence, ready to put his… More
Cindy I
Macauley Culkin doesn't do TOO bad a job in this true story of party boy Michael Alig, who killed his drug dealer and than bragged about it to his friends.… More

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