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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 78
  2. Negative: 4 out of 78
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  1. Dec 4, 2012
    10
    This movie is the story history of Factory Records which created many great bands such as Joy Division/New Order and The Happy Mondays. It's kind of like "This is Spinal Tap" except that was fiction, this one is true. And that makes the funny parts in 24 hour party people even more funny because it's true!!! If you are a fan of the Britpop, Madchester or punk scenes then you should seeThis movie is the story history of Factory Records which created many great bands such as Joy Division/New Order and The Happy Mondays. It's kind of like "This is Spinal Tap" except that was fiction, this one is true. And that makes the funny parts in 24 hour party people even more funny because it's true!!! If you are a fan of the Britpop, Madchester or punk scenes then you should see this movie to get a sense of the scenes that music originated from. Expand
  2. JonathanP.
    Oct 7, 2002
    10
    Amazing performances and excellent direction make this one of the best films of the year. Any fan of New Wave and Electronic music can't miss this.
  3. AshleighW
    Nov 3, 2005
    10
    Great Movie!
  4. GaryW.
    Sep 26, 2002
    9
    If you rate this movie less than an 8, you are : 1) Not very cinematically informed, 2) Not very musically informed, and 3) Dead.
  5. Bella
    May 17, 2005
    9
    Fantastic take on the Madchester scene! Steve Coogan is hilarious as Tony Wilson. I would have given it a 10 if it didn't try and cover so much in such short a time. The film skims too lightly over Ian Curtis & Joy Division, and I fear a casual fan or those unfamiliar with the history doesn't receive proper information.
  6. J.RyanG.
    May 26, 2005
    9
    This is a brilliant film. Steve Coogan gives one of the finest comedic performances in the cinema. You don't have to be obsessed with the type of bands featured in this film to truly get it. Is it possible for such a perfect film to fly under the radar and disappear into history without much buzz? MOST perfect films do this, until one point thirty or forty years in the future when This is a brilliant film. Steve Coogan gives one of the finest comedic performances in the cinema. You don't have to be obsessed with the type of bands featured in this film to truly get it. Is it possible for such a perfect film to fly under the radar and disappear into history without much buzz? MOST perfect films do this, until one point thirty or forty years in the future when they are suddenly "remembered." Don't miss your chance; check out this surprisingly brilliant movie! Expand
  7. NazaraiA.
    Feb 20, 2007
    10
    Great look at the early punk scene in Manchester. I do agree with some of the user critics that the first half of the film is kind of slow but that critique is probably due to it's psuedo-documentary style (I found it compelling enough as a teen viewer however). Halfway through the running time of the film is when things start to pick up and the punk transforms from new wave and into Great look at the early punk scene in Manchester. I do agree with some of the user critics that the first half of the film is kind of slow but that critique is probably due to it's psuedo-documentary style (I found it compelling enough as a teen viewer however). Halfway through the running time of the film is when things start to pick up and the punk transforms from new wave and into the early rave scene. Loving electronica and being born in 86' and missing out on the early scene it was a great 'ear' opener albeit knowing all the artists featured. Steve Coogan's performance is truly original, one of the best i've seen lately in modern cinema. Don't see this if you're just looking for a comedy; If you're a fan of music, and can appreciate some oddball humor you won't be disappointed. Collapse
  8. CelebrityHolmes
    Feb 14, 2003
    10
    A sweet, funny glimpse of man, some great bands, a label and a club that rose, improbably, from grey, working class Manchester and became maybe the only genuine start-to-finish example of true Brit Punk ethos. Like an updated Camelot, with the King Arthur charachter replaced with Tony Wilson. Except without swords. Oh, and Tony Wilson's still alive and all.
  9. FlickA.
    Sep 16, 2003
    10
    The movie brilliant. don't get it? thats ok, but maybe you should read more.
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Extravagant and funny it is, and also quite dark at times.
  2. An insider nostalgia trip for graying art punks. It could have been called ''When We Were Cool,'' and it's finally so cool that it freezes you out.
  3. 89
    Loud, hilarious, and enormously entertaining, 24 Hour Party People makes you want to toss current FM radio out on its pre-fab, corporate-sponsored backside. And not a moment too soon.