The Doorman
The Doorman (2008)

Filmmaker Wayne Price offers an humorous glimpse into the glamorous New York City nightclub scene with this profile of the man who determines just how the rest of your night will ultimately unfold. When a documentary crew sets out to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 18, 2008
DVD Release Date: December 1, 2008
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

[Director] Price keeps the humor believably shallow and the movie from getting too far from the aim of chronicling an exclusivity junkie's fall.

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Bob Mondello

A brightly observant comedy of jet-set manners.

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Brent Simon

Despite the fact that The Doorman features dozens of cameos by real-life boldface names, the film itself is a mess.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

A mockumentary about the people who run Manhattan nightlife, has solid-gold satire at its cocaine-stained fingertips.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

Not until the goofy closing credits does the film hit its tonal stride and nail what could have been its saving, salient theme: the absurd lines that fancy people draw (and obey) to make themselves feel special on a Saturday night.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

"Inane" would be the kindest description of The Doorman.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Built on an amusing idea that can't quite support an entire movie, Wayne Price's comedic debut might have made a terrific short.

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Dennis Harvey

It's not enough to have an English-language-mangling actor bumble improvisationally among real people: You need structure, and situations crafted enough to escalate mild amusement toward hilarity.

Edward Douglas

The influences for this poorly-made mock documentary are fairly obvious and if Lucas Akoskin was even 1/10th as funny as Sacha Baron Cohen, this movie might have worked.

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