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Studio 54 Reviews

November 16, 2018
The movie tries hard to make the story of the club's rise and fall emblematic of an era, but in the end, it's about a couple of old friends from the neighborhood who got lucky, got greedy, and got caught.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 25, 2018
The documentary is good on the gay aspect of 54, and disco generally.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 19, 2018
In 98 minutes, Studio 54 captures the club on its best nights and on its worst mornings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 12, 2018
[A] lively, contextual but much-too-laudatory documentary...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 11, 2018
The film greatly benefits from having the more introverted Schrager still around to provide firsthand insight, with the luxury of 40 years of reflective perspective, into the inner workings of his and Rubell's legendary creation.
October 11, 2018
Tyrnauer documents it all with journalistic rigour, building his film around the bittersweet memories of the reclusive Schrager... and those of former Studio 54 employees, publicists and patrons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2018
Tyrnauer tries to find the heart of whatever Studio 54 was all about, but never actually gets there - instead, we're left to goggle at the footage and still photos of near-naked dancers and gossip-column habitues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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October 8, 2018
Juicy fodder for the "in" crowd that lived through it, as well as the outsiders who heard about it but couldn't get in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 5, 2018
It feels a bit too tame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 4, 2018
The feeling persists that we are very far from hearing what really happened there.
October 4, 2018
The movie is a fast account that is sometimes a tad facile in its analysis of a cultural moment. But as Mr. Schrager's personal too-much-too-soon story, it's compelling.
October 3, 2018
Studio 54 is resonant because it offers such a reasonable and poignant answer.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 2, 2018
The stills of dancefloor abandon practically ooze with sweat, poppers, and cocaine. They capture the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 15, 2018
Studio 54 is an opulent and balanced tribute to '70s pop culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 14, 2018
Paradise was lost but, boy, did it look fun while it lasted.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 14, 2018
Strangely, the second half of the documentary, the "paradise lost" section, is far more compelling than the part devoted to evoking Studio 54 in its prime.
June 14, 2018
An entertaining documentary. Maybe the full story of Studio 54 has yet to be told.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 13, 2018
There is terrific footage of Studio 54 itself in its heyday. It looks like Heaven with a rain of coloured lights; sounds like Heaven with a drum beat of ambrosial abandon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2018
For those of us who never went (and probably couldn't have gotten in if we tried), "Studio 54" lets you taste a bit of the ecstasy.
January 22, 2018
An enjoyable ride that captures both the excitement of the party and the shameful details of its aftermath.