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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Inês Moreira Santos's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

  2. María F. Guerrero's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    Beautifully carved in every plastic aspect, but it doesn't go deeper than that.

  3. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    At the point when conflict finally hits, it feels a little bit too little, too late. So much of the movie is just an analogical recreation of the glam rock era, relying too heavily on sex, glamor, and (a smattering of) over-the-top moments to maintain interests. It eventually just becomes interminable to watch; but it is a visually mesmerizing film, even if its evocations could use some tightening up.

  4. Aukse's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    3.5-4 I couldn't find enough reasons why the main character was so special, such a star in the film

  5. Balthaz21's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

  6. Mauro Pagano's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

  7. Mariana Narciso's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

  8. Samuel Righi's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

  9. James Mackin's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    David Bowie meets Citizen Kane.

  10. Nick Potter's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    Utterly remarkable, I found myself stuck in a trance just as Slade did upon first seeing Wild. The main trio of performances are all phenomenal and some of the best they've ever done, and Haynes crafts a brilliant tribute to stars like Bowie and Lou Reed.

  11. Atzin Ortiz González's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    Glam rock as the queer revolution. Free spirited sexuality, formality and narrative in Haynes' envision of an era.

  12. Ethan's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    Upon the first viewing of this film I didn't really like it but after the second viewing I realized what Todd Haynes was trying to do with this. Essentially Todd Haynes made the Citizen Kane for glam rock. What Almost Famous did for free spirited rock n roll, this film did for glam rock.

  13. -REM-'s rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

  14. Chris's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    Todd Haynes, savior of the queers! 9/10

  15. Thom Whyte's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    Nowhere near as good as the real thing. Takes occasional sideways glances at the interesting stuff, but it adores its own stars a little more than they're worth. They take the limelight, and they're not interesting.

  16. Nathan Hopkins's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    Weird, dazzling, sexual liberated and, at times, bordering on the psychedelic or surreal, Velvet Goldmine is a fun movie with a great soundtrack and an interesting visual aesthetic. At times, it tries to be far deeper than it seems, and can thus come across as mildly indulgent, but all things considered, it seems to capture the expressionism and ideals of the Glam Rock movement.

  17. Khoury Johnson's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    First viewing impression: I get the idea, and appreciate the fashion and rebellious morals behind the film, but as a story it felt protracted. By the end I was wishing it had already ended, which is never good.

  18. steeeeellaaaaa (Iulia N)'s rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    guilty pleasure, perfectly captures the ziggy stardust feeling of the 70's, even if it's not a biography of the first years in bowie's career

  19. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

  20. Landen Celano's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    Huh. Never knew I was a closet Todd Haynes fan.

  21. Mtume Gant's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    Moments feel inspired and brilliant, other moments feel like a convoluted mess. If this had some script alterations it could have been a classic

  22. EyesRus's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    Not Bowie enough... We gave up on this one

  23. David R Williams's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

  24. Edmund Poliks's rating of the film Velvet Goldmine

    Glam Rock a la Citizen Kane. While I was less invested in the second half than I was in the first half, Todd Hayne's glitzy pop ballad is a love letter to the sexual identity and thirst for artistry of the early 70s British music scene. Gorgeous imagery and a hypnotic soundtrack combine with embittered but passionate performances to craft a highly psychedelic, somewhat flawed, and often great film.

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