Permanent Midnight (1998) - Biography, Drama, Romance

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A comedy writer struggles to overcome his addiction to heroin.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: David Veloz
Stars: Ben Stiller, Maria Bello
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 8 out of 55 found boring (14.54%)

One-line Reviews (21)

"Permanent Midnight" tries to be entertaining in spots.

Realistic yet confusing .

Overall Permanent Midnight is confusing, bizarre and perhaps for a certain audience.

Engaging performances a privilege to watch .

Besides sporting great performances, there are a few inspired scenes, though due to the story's disjointed order, they feel just as "dropped in" as the rest of the story's major developments.

The cinematography is flat and the editing is dull and inconsistent.

I think it is one of the most underrated movies of the last ten years, and highly recommend it.

Permanent Midnight is boring and flat, more from technique than material.

Stiller gives a relatively good performance, didn't think he could handle a serious role like this, he wasn't bad, atlhough not great, as the script was pretty boring.

Although the movie is uneven in both some performances and situations, it's worth watching Ben Stiller powerful characterization of Jerry Stahl.

This is not a very entertaining film, but it is gripping simply for the realization that some people actually try to navigate their lives that way.

Heroin scenes are slow and more hallucinogenic.

Cheryl Ladd, Fred Willard, Andy Dick, and Connie Nielsen, though, provide uninteresting one shot encounters.

Besides all the missing sequences leaving gaping and occasionally confusing holes in the story, the story left isn't terribly interesting.

Pretentious "Oh woe is me" junkie trash .

A great cast and a great story, the movie is enjoyable because there is no lying.

There are some intense drug use moments and the film had a good flow- some good humorous bits from Stiller's pals Garofalo and Andy Dick.

Film- Dull .

Oh well, whatever, an interesting, entertaining movie that held my interest for its running time.

It's tough to watch, but you feel for an actor on the edge, rather than a character.

Aware that he lacks the visual sensibility to rival Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas or Trainspotting, he restricts his flourishes to a single drug nightmare and to boring New Wave-y jump cuts and the like.