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24 Hour Party People back to product details

good for the fans
written by maritoni August 1, 2004 - 11:20 PM PDT
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
as the description implies, yes this film is meandering. a bit too long at nearly 3 hours. of course if you're a fan of the manchester music scene it's a fun watch. i also appreciated the unique storytelling technique, though not entirely successful, using a sort of unexpected central character, tony wilson, to follow through the period from punk scene through to the raves. wilson serves the the film pretty well, especiall with his day job as a tv reporter giving a comedic and slightly historic background to the story. the filmmakers are definitely big fans and it's certainly an affectionate portrayal. the extras are pretty good too!

Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches
written by glamarama April 1, 2003 - 3:27 PM PST
10 out of 10 members found this review helpful
I thought this was a really enjoyable film, despite it's often self-indulgent and glamorized portrayal of Tony Wilson. This first half with Joy Division and early Factory Records was much more interesting than the second half (which was completely devoted to the Happy Mondays being drugged out arseholes). It was also pretty funny in unexpected ways and I really liked Steve Coogan's deadpan humour. I think it is worth watching if you were ever into British punk/new wave or bands from Manchester. We dusted off and played all our old Joy Division and New Order LPs after watching it :)

written by littlebriefs March 31, 2003 - 9:03 AM PST
2 out of 20 members found this review helpful


(Average 6.74)
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