The Party
The Party (2018)

In Sally Potter's new dark comedy THE PARTY, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 16, 2018
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Old-fashioned charm meets sharp wit and modern social satire in The Party, a biting comedy carried by a shining performance from Patricia Clarkson.

Anna Smith
Time Out

It's openly theatrical, but if it feels like a film of a play, it's a play you really should see.

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Emma Simmonds
Radio Times

The cast spar splendidly, with Patricia Clarkson on spectacularly withering form.

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Ryan Morris
Film Inquiry

The Party is a very funny film, and a great deal of that comes from Clarkson.

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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

Over 71 crisp minutes of fast-paced verbal combat, Potter tests the age-old theory that it's all fun and games until somebody gets knocked unconscious.

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Irene Falvey
Film Ireland Magazine

... The Party is a highly entertaining and sharp piece of theatrical cinema, which will engage audiences from start to finish.

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Liam Dunn
FILMINK (Australia)

The Party is whip-smart satire at its very best.

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Guy Lodge

A deliciously heightened, caviar-black comedy that sets up its brittle, bourgeois characters like bowling pins and gleefully knocks them down in 71 minutes flat.

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Becky Kukla
Film Inquiry

The Party relies not on gimmicks or CGI, but simple, clever narrative structures, witty dialogue and a cast of impenetrable actors. It's a true triumph.

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Sophie Mayer
Sight and Sound

This is a comedy that bites because it is utterly and urgently of our moment.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Highly engaging, fast-paced and with great performances (especially Timothy Spall and Cillian Murphy, who are hilarious), this smart comedy has some very funny… More