A movie full of egregiously overdramatic stupidities.
Vadim Rizov - Village Voice
Another Los Angeles-set multistrand drama "Crash"-es and burns.
Melissa Anderson - Variety
Patrick Swayze's final feature film role as Wild Velvet strip club boss Velvet Larry is a flamboyant extravaganza
Andrew L. Urban - Urban Cinefile
A serendipitous erotic thriller reminiscent of Crash in the way that lots of Angelenos' lives intersect serendipitously, except that here the characters have a seedy strip club in common instead of car accidents.
Kam Williams - Sly Fox
They seem to be real and they are certainly spectacular--too bad that one can't say the same for the film featuring them.
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
an embarrassing display of directorial exploitation and a waste of acting goodwill.
Jason McKiernan - Filmcritic.com
It's not likely [Biel] is comfortable with her nude scenes (which are neither lengthy nor discreet) being used as a selling point, but Bui fails to provide much else worth discussing.
Geoff Berkshire - Metromix.com
Few will remember Powder Blue as a desperate copy job of Paul Thomas Anderson's brilliant Magnolia but rather as the film where Jessica Biel finally took it all off.
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com