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  • Summary: In the last months of the disco era, a popular dance club becomes the center of nightlife for a group of young people who recently arrived in Manhattan. (Castle Rock)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    100
    Stillman has become a master at escalating the laughter by waiting an extra beat and then understating something devastatingly funny, as when someone looks Chris Eigeman's club manager, Des, in the eye and says, "I consider you a person of integrity - except, you know, in the matter of women."
  2. The fetching cast (including Jennifer Beals as a histrionic girlfriend), while a long way from Gwyneth and Matt stature, nevertheless reflects Stillman’s enhanced status as an established indie talent.
  3. Disco's exceptional acting ensemble is especially successful at capturing the brittle rituals of this specific group of genteel, well-spoken young people on the cusp of adulthood.
  4. Reviewed by: Laura Miller
    80
    There's something kind of sweet about Stillman's enthusiasm for the long-despised era's thumping backbeat, even if the rhythm of his own work is a lot closer to chamber music.
  5. Eavesdropping on the glib conversations of witty urbanites can be a pleasant diversion, but after so much volubility, you might find yourself wishing that they would all just shut up and dance.
  6. 63
    It all feels about as spontaneous as a concrete blueprint.
  7. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    30
    This is a rhythmless, stupefying work. A person with no discernible pulse ought not to be directing a movie about disco.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2

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