• Jeff Irvine

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jeff Irvine 25 Sep, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Alex Krajci

    ★★★ Rewatched by Alex Krajci 27 Sep, 2014

    I Like 1997's Boogie Nights, I Like It Because I Like Paul Thomas Anderson.

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  • Jake Mulligan

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jake Mulligan 21 Sep, 2014

    In the 70s, a bunch of creative types come together and blissfully craft a series of great movies. Eventually, the 80s arrives - bringing copious amounts of cocaine abuse - and their egos and ambitions enlarge and explode with it. The filmmaking Eden they’d established together falls to the ground. By the 90s, most of them find their niche again, plying their wares to different or smaller audiences in more marginalized settings. But that all-together-now fervor - that 70s filmmaking…

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  • Brian Scofield

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Brian Scofield 20 Sep, 2014

    Seventeen years later. Shit holds up. Wild and indulgent, but always playfully so... the film has a deeper resonance now that the porn element no longer feels like shock value.

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  • Gary Busey

    ★★★★½ Watched by Gary Busey 15 Sep, 2014

    "Boogie Nights" is one of those films which can be classified a multitude of ways. It can easily be viewed as period piece, a character study, or a social commentary, among other things. Anyway you look at it, it proves to be an effective piece of film-making. A key to this success is the performance of Mark Wahlberg. Watching him make the transformation for clean-cut kid Eddie Adams to porn superstar Dirk Diggler is what keeps the audience invested in…

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  • Oti

    ★★★★½ Watched by Oti 18 Sep, 2014

    Realmente no sé cómo comenzó la industria del cine porno en EEUU ni el submundo que lo rodeaba, pero tengo la sensación que esta película nos traslada a él de un modo bastante conseguido. Acompañada de una buena música, y un gran trabajo de vestuario, fotográfico, decoración, realmente nos hace sentir que estamos en aquellos años, junto con unas grandes interpretaciones (Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Philip Seymour Hoffman...), el conjunto es un resultado excelente.

    Really don't know how…

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  • Ben Hyde

    ★★★★½ Watched by Ben Hyde 15 Sep, 2014

    With every PTA film I see, I settle deeper into my belief that he's the greatest living American director. And I do mean "director"—the Coens, as a duo, are certainly better writers and maybe better filmmakers, but Anderson, good lord, he directs the hell out of every scene in every one of his movies. And more than any of his other films, he's arguably the real star of the show here, indulging in all manner of stylistic excess that, as…

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  • Adam Cadre

    ★★★ Rewatched by Adam Cadre 22 Mar, 2010

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  • samarthbhaskar

    ★★★★★ Watched by samarthbhaskar 14 Sep, 2014

    Seeing this after seeing PTA's later work (There Will Be Blood and The Master) took away some of the magic that I might have felt if I saw this when it first arrived. It is nothing short of amazing. PTA made nothing short of a masterpiece, but he has matured so much since this film that I can't quite put this at #1 on my PTA list.

    None the less, its a magnificent story, structured well, cast perfectly, directed with…

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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