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NecromusDec 4, 2012
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 funnyThis 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
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ERG1008Sep 13, 2010
The fall & rise of Anthony (Tony) H. Wilson & his part in Manchester's cultural uprisings.
It looked a lot of fun to make but I found it a bit too self-indulgent.
Steve Coogan does tend to be more like Alan Partridge than Wilson although
The fall & rise of Anthony (Tony) H. Wilson & his part in Manchester's cultural uprisings.
It looked a lot of fun to make but I found it a bit too self-indulgent.
Steve Coogan does tend to be more like Alan Partridge than Wilson although there are some similarities.
The Joy Division bits seem a bit lame now, especially if you've watched the fantastic Control.
Great performances by Danny Cunningham as Shaun Ryder & Andy Serkis as Martin Hannett though.
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AshleighWNov 3, 2005
Great Movie!
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NazaraiA.Feb 20, 2007
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 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. Expand
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SpangleApr 17, 2016
24 Hour Party People is one heck of a film. Off-the-wall and truly odd, 24 Hour Party People is both a compelling biopic of Tony Wilson, the man behind Factory Records, a film about the bands who he worked with, and a film about the24 Hour Party People is one heck of a film. Off-the-wall and truly odd, 24 Hour Party People is both a compelling biopic of Tony Wilson, the man behind Factory Records, a film about the bands who he worked with, and a film about the Manchester music scene. Told in a news broadcast fashion thanks to Wilson's background as a reporter, the film frequently breaks the fourth wall to tell its tale and blends fact with fiction (while letting you know which is which along the way). Aside from the great music and the backgrounds behind it all, the film is a truly compelling drama that also tosses in some comedy that hits fairly often. Now, of course, this is a film that will not be for everyone. It is quite oddly told and its glorification of the era may rub some the wrong way, but as it stands, it is a truly vivacious and frenetic film that captures the drug-induced haze of the era, as well as its pure brilliance. Expand
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jameslucasutleySep 26, 2015
24 Hour Party People starts off rather like Andrei Rublev, with the crashing of the flight of a man. After that, I wouldn't say there are many more similarities since this film is an often hilarious piece of work about the drug-filled Factory24 Hour Party People starts off rather like Andrei Rublev, with the crashing of the flight of a man. After that, I wouldn't say there are many more similarities since this film is an often hilarious piece of work about the drug-filled Factory Records scene in mainly 1980s Manchester. As Tony Wilson (played by the brilliant Steve Coogan here) says in the film, it's not really much about him despite being a Tony Wilson biopic: it's about the music. Expand
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