Testosterone (Testosteroni) Reviews

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Scott Tobias
AV Club
Top Critic
September 26, 2005

Moreton shows plenty of ambition in his second feature, but somewhere in the space between page and screen, he lost the thread.

Don Willmott
April 1, 2005

incredibly plot-heavy yet feels light as a feather

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
Top Critic
January 14, 2005

Filled with pretty faces and empty logic, David Moreton's noir-wannabe Testosterone flounders about, doing everything but flutter its eyelashes in an attempt to distract us from its lack of substance.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Top Critic
December 17, 2004

The movie's primary interest seems to be in following several good-looking men wherever they care to meander.

Tom Long
Detroit News
Top Critic
December 17, 2004

A pointless, wandering tale of obsession that seems to have little purpose beyond showing that gay characters can be in a messed-up movie too.

| Original Score: D
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic
December 17, 2004

[Relies] on a creaky plot and gaping lapses in plausibility.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
December 11, 2004

Unfortunately, Testosterone isn't as provocative as its premise or its title.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
Top Critic
December 10, 2004

A tonal car wreck -- the equivalent of Chuck Norris crashing though the pages of an Isabel Allende novel.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 9, 2004

The tone-challenged movie is meant to be a dark comedy, but there are long stretches without laughs.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone
December 3, 2004

Broken hearts and testosterone don't mix well with machetes (I think I would have preferred watching the 10 months of romance that they skipped over in the beginning).

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic
December 2, 2004

A lackluster and meandering exercise in psycho-sexual provocation.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Eric D. Snider
November 27, 2004

The film's major objective appears to be showing cute men doing suggestive things. But if that's your thing, why not just look at pictures? Why ruin it with a story?

Full Review | Original Score: C
Achy Obejas
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
November 26, 2004

This is a movie in which things happen for no reason other than that the director wills them to happen in order for something else to happen, logic be damned.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
November 21, 2004

Woefully shallow.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
November 19, 2004

The male characters are bland, a fatal flaw for a gay movie, while the women - Celina Font, Sonia Braga and Jennifer Coolidge - steal the show.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
November 4, 2004

If you want to see a movie with some real chops about gays in Argentina, rent Wong Kar Wai's still-hip, still-smoldering Happy Together from 1997, and happier you will be.

| Original Score: 1/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 22, 2004

It's evident that Dean is capable of getting many other good-looking boyfriends if he so desires -- why get so worked up over one who's a jackass?

Joe Brown
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
October 22, 2004

Heavy on the eye candy, light on plot and logic.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
Top Critic
October 22, 2004

105 grueling minutes of film noir-inflected nonsense.

Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
September 29, 2004

Never manages to reconcile its conflicting tones and ultimately lacks the wit necessary to fuel its outlandish plotting.

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