A celebratory gathering of old friends rapidly descends into violence and mayhem once a shock announcement leads to a series of revelations.
- DirectorsSally Potter
- WriterSally Potter
- ProducersChristopher Sheppard
- CastKristin Scott Thomas
A beautifully conceived and executed chamber comedy/drama with tragedy at its core.
- RogerErbert.com Demonstrates what can happen when a filmmaker takes on a well-worn cinematic subgenre - the dinner party gone horribly wrong - and strips it down to its blistering bare-bones essence.
- Los Angeles Times
Patricia Clarkson steals the show, but everyone in Potter's gifted cast gets their moment to shine in a sharp-edged, claustrophobic parlour piece that puts the boot into middle-class mores.
- Empire Magazine Over 71 crisp minutes of fast-paced verbal combat, Potter tests the age-old theory that it's all fun and games until somebody gets knocked unconscious.
- Hollywood Reporter
A deliciously heightened, caviar-black comedy that sets up its brittle, bourgeois characters like bowling pins and gleefully knocks them down in 71 minutes flat.
- Variety The Party’: A dinner party from hell is heaven for people who love politics and dark humor
- The Washington Post
Sally Potter delivers an ensemble comedy of manners in her most enjoyable film to date.