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Rotten: Looks great and sound great, but it doesn't have enough heart and soul and, ultimately, seems too artsy-fartsy while leaving feeling cold.
- Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: This misbegotten musical noir homage could have been written for Garrison Keillor's Guy Noir sketch, and it mistakes shooting out of focus for stylishness.
- Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out New York, Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I got through the first 15 minutes and I commend you if you were able to watch past that...
- trisarahtops22, Saturday, December 12, 2009
Okay, the only reason it gets one star is because the performances are good. They'd be even better if they had a good script to work off of. It starts off slow and never picks up. For a moment in the middle of the film, it sounds like it's about to get interesting then...nothing. The songs are also good, but it's not enough to make a movie out of it. Too blah
- jayscaramelkitten, Thursday, September 16, 2010
An oddity. A noir musical, with a good amount of the numbers on the stage of the club, and then a musical in the same vein as American Graffiti. The singing is solid to great all the way around. The narrator's voice is just this side of parody. The choregraphy is top notch. But it's all dressing. It looks and plays great, but thre's no heart. The mystery of who killed Gabriel Mann's father isn't engaging because the audience is always two steps ahead, but his relationships with his newest act (he owns the nightclub) and his former-flame, the real love of his life, is pretty grounded. Still, all the dialogue, the center-focus camera, the dimly lit scenes, seem like an experiment some friends put together. "Hey, ever wanted to make a noir film?" "A bit, but what I really love is all those nightclub singing bits." "Let's see what we can do." Solid, but empty.
- filmguy450, Thursday, November 19, 2009