Testosterone (Testosteroni) Reviews

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Scott Tobias
AV Club
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.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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
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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 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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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
December 17, 2004
[Relies] on a creaky plot and gaping lapses in plausibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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 Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
December 2, 2004
A lackluster and meandering exercise in psycho-sexual provocation.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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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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Joe Brown
San Francisco Chronicle
October 22, 2004
Heavy on the eye candy, light on plot and logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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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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.
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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
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 9, 2004
A confident, shrewd comedy, at once sexy and gleefully nasty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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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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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Jorge Morales
Village Voice
September 7, 2004
A more accurate title would be Melatonin.