Testosterone (Testosteroni) Reviews

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
April 1, 2005
incredibly plot-heavy yet feels light as a feather
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
December 11, 2004
Unfortunately, Testosterone isn't as provocative as its premise or its title.
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
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
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
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 9, 2004
Testosterone, a shaky comic noir larded with soft-core sex, is a movie for connoisseurs of male eye candy. It wants to be much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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
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Tom Long
Detroit News
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
December 17, 2004
The movie's primary interest seems to be in following several good-looking men wherever they care to meander.
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
December 2, 2004
A lackluster and meandering exercise in psycho-sexual provocation.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
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Achy Obejas
Chicago Tribune
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
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Jorge Morales
Village Voice
September 7, 2004
A more accurate title would be Melatonin.
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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
October 22, 2004
105 grueling minutes of film noir-inflected nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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?
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
September 9, 2004
Starts quirky, grows steadily darker, doesn't build much excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
September 9, 2004
Both the people and the plot become so riddled with illogic and inconsistency that you don't care -- or fully buy it -- when an explanation, of sorts, gels in the end.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 10, 2004
Slickly packaged and nicely shot, the movie is as easy on the eyes as its good-looking cast. It's also as confused as its hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 10, 2004
Instead of a new kind of gay protagonist, Moreton serves up a macho drama queen with serious abandonment issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Rooney
Variety
September 10, 2004
Awkwardly juggles screwball and noir elements with macabre black comedy in a mix that calls for a far lighter, more stylish touch than the obvious one at work here.
David Noh
Film Journal International
September 18, 2004
Moreton assembled all the right elements -- a piquant premise, a strong cast and intriguing locale -- without bothering to provide a proper script, a truly fatal flaw.
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