• Rajan

    ★★★★★ Added by Rajan

    Paul Thomas Anderson spun a rise and fall story that very few others ever could and did it on his second filmmaking attempt.


  • Danny Wolfe

    ★★★★½ Added by Danny Wolfe

    An expectantly funny flick and an unexpectedly haunting, but honest portrayal of the human obsession and repeating tendencies, Boogie Nights was a much more accessible watch for me (my first PTA film was the Master,) but it lacked the lasting emotional resonance of, say, Magnolia (which I need to review, but I need to watch it again first). That is not to say that it is not a good movie though. I have thoroughly enjoyed every PTA film I've been graced with and I cannot wait for Inherent Vice to carry on this trend.


  • Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★★★★ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 26 Aug, 2010

    Taking place in the 1970s during the so-called Golden Age of Porn, Boogie Nights is an outstanding film I dare to call a masterpiece that is one my favorites from the '90s. Directly influenced by renowned filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Robert Altman's style, 27-year-old director Paul Thomas Anderson crafted an admirable piece of work that many good filmmakers can't even dream of making.

    With a great '70s vibe enhanced by an amazing soundtrack and featuring a large ensemble cast that…


  • stjeps

    ★★★½ Added by stjeps



  • georgetomacini

    ★★★★ Added by georgetomacini

    I'll go back and forth on "Boogie Nights" for as long as I live because every time I see it i'm either convinced it's a brilliant movie or that it's not quite the movie Anderson thinks it is. The milleu is the thing here, though. The 70s are faithfully recreated so much so that the film doesn't so much take place then as it IS the 1970s. I don't know. It's hard to say. The first time I saw it…


  • Daniel Mármol

    ★★★★ Watched by Daniel Mármol 09 Sep, 2014 6

    Qué manera de retratar la decadencia de la sociedad a finales de los 70 e inicios de los 80 con tan magistral propuesta, simplemente Paul Thomas Anderson logró una película sin censura, real, dramática y muchas veces con escenas hilarantes, acompañada de excelente fotografía, actuaciones, grandes planos secuencias y un increíble soundtrack que hacen de Boogie Nights una casi perfecta experiencia en el cine, inigualable. Otra cosa, no se le ven los años encima y ya eso es mucho que…


  • tscarp

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by tscarp 08 Sep, 2014 1

    The fact that this is my third favorite PTA film says so much considering this is such an overwhelming accomplishment of a film. Boogie Nights is a sensational, often hilarious, and surprisingly heartfelt story about the rise and fall of not only one of the most likable stars of any movie, but of an industry and a way of life. On the surface it may seem like the history of porn movie, but now that everyone knows Anderson's work, we…


  • Lewis Taplin

    ★★★ Watched by Lewis Taplin 08 Sep, 2014

    An epic drama. What a sound!


  • Nick Hawryluk

    ★★★★★ Watched by Nick Hawryluk 04 Sep, 2014

    Every piece of ensemble cast is great. Memorable characters, bold filmmaking decisions. Last shot is transcendent. Excellent directing from PTA.


  • Rhys Bowen Jones

    ★★★★★ Watched by Rhys Bowen Jones 01 Sep, 2014

    I'm trying and failing miserably to find a fault to this film. Sure, it chronicles the rise and rise and fall of its protagonist. We have seen that before. Where this takes a step above the rest is the camerawork. Tracking shot after tracking shot after tracking shot. So perfectly realised that it effectively becomes its own character in this masterful work that chronicles seven, eight, nine characters in such detail that you just have to sit back and appreciate…


  • surfer_rosa

    ★★★★★ Added by surfer_rosa



  • Milez Das

    ★★★★★ Watched by Milez Das 01 Sep, 2014 9

    Eddie Adams: Jack, I was thinking about my name, y'know?
    Jack Horner: Yeah?
    Eddie Adams: I was wondering if you had any ideas.
    Jack Horner: I've got a few, but you tell me.
    Eddie Adams: Well, my idea was, y'know, I want a name, I want it so it can cut glass, y'know, razor sharp.
    Jack Horner: Tell me.
    Eddie Adams: When I close my eyes, I see this thing, a sign, I see this name in bright blue neon…