Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a... read more
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Release Date: October 17, 1997
DVD Release Date: April 7, 1998
Stats: 7,446 reviews
Flixster Reviews (7,446)
May 1, 2013
This film is huge, in every way possible. There really hadn't been a film so explicit and yet so humane to the porn industry, and though this film is a fictionalized portrayal of the seventies porn industry, many characters are actually based on a lot of accounts of past porn act...
October 14, 2012fb733768972
"Boogie Nights" is a film that you can very easily become invested in, and I was enthralled for, most of the film. The story of Dirk Diggler going from a bus boy/dish washer to a famous porn star was a great story to watch, and it was written wonderfully well, but there are some ...
September 5, 2012
Boogie Nights presents a criative screenplay with a powerful representation of Golden Years of Porn in the 70's. P.T. Anderson's direction, just like the actings make this classic in a interesting study of the other side of movie pictures, the stories of the people behind and in ...
July 18, 2012
Director P.T. Anderson's close, unaltered look at late 70s porn industry is a cinematic grab bag: a terrific cast, flawless direction, great and fitting soundtrack and costumes take you right back to the early stages of an industry that took itself a little too seriously. While t...
July 2, 2012fb619846742
A well-done if slightly derivative "Goodfellas"-esque take on the porn industry during its heyday and a young, naive man (Mark Wahlberg) with a special "talent" who goes from waiter to star after being plucked by a wealthy titan (Burt Reynolds) of the business. This movie is over...
June 27, 2012
Director Paul Thomas Anderson made his debut in 1996 with ‚Hard Eight‚? but it was with this film, a year later, that he exploded onto the film scene and raised a few eyebrows with this daring and mainstream film about the californian porn industry.
Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) ...
January 22, 2012
Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Boogie Nights' is an impressive study on the rise and fall of a fictitious star. Aside from handling the camera well and assembling a perfect cast, the film is extremely well written all the way through its three-hour run time. This is where Anderson solid...
November 20, 2011fb1664868775
Paul Thomas Anderson busted onto the scene with this Altman-esque ensemble piece about the porn business of the 1970's.
September 10, 2011
Jack Horner: I got a feeling that behind those jeans is something wonderful just waiting to get out.†
"Everyone has one special thing"
Paul Thomas Anderson's second film, Boogie Nights, is what put him on the map . It's appeal is hard to describe. It's story is about a teenager...
August 11, 2011
It's hard to decide whether or not I liked this movie. It's realistic and harsh sometimes and then funny and raunchy other times. The cast is good, though, and maybe the subject matter calls for those extremes, but overall it's just okay.
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