Box art for The Last Days of Disco

The Last Days of Disco

comedy, drama


Two beautiful recent college graduates played by Kate Beckinsale (Underworld) and Chlöe Sevigny ("Big Love") escape to the most popular dance club of disco's waning days in the early '80s.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    71%
  • Audience Score
    64%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Friday, April 27, 2007

Fresh: Stillman skips the snark in favor of a sincere appreciation of his slightly lost characters.

- Christopher Long, DVDTown.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: The ambience is wrong, failing to convey the passion, the erotic heat, and the decadence that characterized discos as the new temples; at the end, we get the strange feeling that the characters too never understood the meaning of disco to their lives.

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Whit Stillman's subtle but profound take on the fallacy of indulgent self importance. Don't let the title put you off, The Last Days of Disco is an underrated gem!

- flixsterman, Thursday, January 12, 2012

4 stars

While most of the crowds headed for Studio 54, Whit Stillman decided to make another film and came up with this gem. What is great about Stillman..dialogue, dialogue, dialogue. Probably the last serious film that Kate Beckinsale was involved in.

- fb721890245, Thursday, January 12, 2012

4 stars

I really loved giving this one a re-watch, since I hadn't seen it since the VHS days. Vintage Kate Beckinsale, what's not to love? Set around a disco club during the last gasp of the genre, as a group of friends connect and disconnect in their early '20s. Whit Stillman paints a great portrait of the times and the city, making me want to search out other films from the era. Recommended.

- kingmob6, Tuesday, January 10, 2012