General Information

Glossary: V
Released Year: 1998
Runtime: 118 minutes
Genre: Drama, Music
Directors: Todd Haynes
Casts: Janet McTeer, Christian Bale, Eddie Izzard, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor, Don Fellows, Michael Feast, Emily Woof, Joseph Beattie, Micko Westmoreland, Alastair Cumming, Lindsay Kemp, Ganiat Kasumu, David Hoyle
IMDB: Velvet Goldmine (1998)

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IMDB Rating: 7.0


The A.V. Club - Keith Phipps
There are moments when Velvet Goldmine threatens to collapse under the weight of writer/director Todd Haynes' (Poison, Safe) ambition. But, sometimes amazingly, it doesn't, becoming in the process one of the year's freshest, most exciting films.
Austin Chronicle - Russell Smith
In terms of sheer, unrelenting visual invention, Velvet Goldmine is a wonder.
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
Velvet Goldmine is no masterpiece, but, at its best, it's a ravishing rock dream.
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan
Dazzling and dizzying, confusing and even annoying, Velvet Goldmine is a feverish dream of a film, a riot of color and attitude that is all pop decadence, all night long.
Slate - David Edelstein
Haynes sets out to demonstrate the power of popular music to change people's lives--to tell them it's OK to fashion themselves into anything they please.

Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Almost a decade has elapsed since Bowiesque glam-rock superstar Brian Slade escaped the spotlight of the London scene. Now, investigative journalist Arthur Stuart is on assignment to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic Slade. Stuart, himself forged by the music of the 1970s, explores the larger-than-life stars who were once his idols and what has become of them since the turn of the new decade.