Velvet Goldmine

"Weak"

Velvet Goldmine Review


Todd, you've done better than this. In Velvet Goldmine, JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS stars as, well, Ziggy Stardust in the era of Glam Rock -- bisexual with McGregor's Curt Wild (think Kurt Cobain if he was into glitter) and wife Collette. 15 or so years after the death of glam, the drippy, mopey reporter Bale is sent to do a "whatever happened to..." story. Haynes is obviously very in love with this era to have invented this little story. Too bad the script is so dumb and lifeless (the alien origin of Oscar Wilde is even alleged) that none of that emotion comes across. Snooze.
Velvet Goldmine

Facts and Figures

Genre: Dramas

Run time: 124 mins

In Theaters: Friday 23rd October 1998

Box Office Worldwide: $1.1M

Distributed by: Miramax

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Fresh: 23 Rotten: 18

IMDB: 7.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Brian Slade, as Curt Wild, as Arthur Stuart, as Mandy Slade, as Jerry Devine, Michael Feast as Cecil, as Shannon, Ganiat Kasumu as Mary


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