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Limelight Review

  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2011
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Billy Corben

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    57

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    If all you know about Peter Gatien going in to Limelight is that he is a nightclub owner with legal issues, that's about all you'll know coming out.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety

    Watching Limelight, about the rise and politically engineered fall of onetime Manhattan nightclub kingpin Peter Gatien, is like looking through a family album: If you're in the family, you might be interested.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Given all this interesting raw material, it's mildly disappointing that the filmmakers tie it together with such cheesy connective tissue.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    As a trippy, trifling memorial to a time before its eponymous club was a mini-mall and rave culture a woozy memory, Limelight delivers the messed-up goods.

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