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70

Metascore

Based on 16 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
90
Circuitry plugs into the underground world of raves. The scene, complete with drugs and its own culture, is blissfully examined in a documentary that speaks the language of its youthful generation.
75
Entertainment Weekly
It's got a good beat, you can dance to it.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
It's the content that makes this documentary fly. The documentary's only stumbling point is its dearth of historical context.
70
Intelligent and engaging, this documentary about rave culture overcomes the challenge inherent in its subject; rave's appeal is by nature nonanalytical and experiential, while documentary films play to the intellectual observer.
67
Mr. Showbiz
Jon Reiss' compelling documentary on the people, music, and social constructs of dance culture, may perhaps provide some needed balance to the mass media attention.
67
Austin Chronicle
Suffers from a surplus of interviews and information that imbue it with a vague sense of overkill.
67
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
While there is a faithful following of kids, it just never seems as exciting or sad or emotional -- or as ablaze with personalities -- as what has gone before.
63
San Francisco Examiner
Fans likely to rave about Living.
50
Miami Herald
While Circuitry has its pleasures, it's not as intelligent as "Modulations," a previous documentary on the subject, and its focus is a bit skewed.
38
New York Post
It's not much fun to watch people go to raves. And it's even less fun to listen to people talk about how much fun it is to go to raves.

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