Adam & Steve Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 21, 2006
Starting your film with a display of public incontinence isn't the best way to win over the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 30, 2006
There is an underlying story here, and some comic ideas, that in the hands of a better director (or more ruthless editor) could have become an entertaining romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 15, 2006
Chester could have used a major rewrite, or at least some serious editing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 5, 2006
It tries for cheap laughs, gets a couple of them, and whizzes the rest of them right down its pant leg.
Full Review | Original Score: C
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 6, 2006
Cheap-looking, amateurishly written, and badly acted...
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
May 11, 2006
I can't think of another film in which the embarrassment over a freak bowel movement impedes the course of love and commitment.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 30, 2006
Who said mainstream Hollywood has a monopoly on dumb, gross-out farces? The gay, independent comedy Adam & Steve is as crude and nonsensical as any number of B-list studio equivalents.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 30, 2006
Adam & Steve strikes an unsatisfying balance between serious romantic texture and outright farce.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 14, 2006
Pure amateur-hour stuff: a low-budget, poorly written gay movie that revolves around a crude joke and repeatedly delivers embarrassment when it's supposed to be offering humor.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Bobby Hankinson
Boston Globe
March 31, 2006
For every shtick that works, there are two that don't. Adam & Steve is not the knee-slapper it wants to be, but it's endearing nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
October 20, 2005
Craig Chester's Adam is a whiney, neurotic irritant, the human equivalent of shingles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
March 30, 2006
Adam & Steve is a mostly bland, sporadically crude, by-the-numbers romantic comedy about two gay men in love.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
April 7, 2006
The sort of production that could be performed on stage by a high-school student group.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Kim Morgan
Reel.com
April 7, 2006
So awkwardly directed by star Chester that its timing and tone are hopelessly uneven.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 19, 2006
Adam & Steve mainly goes to prove that indie gay romantic comedies can be just as witless, vulgar and over the top as their straight, major studio counterparts.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
April 21, 2006
Adam & Steve does distinguish itself from its fellow gay comedies -- in exactly one way: It's possibly the most low-brow of the lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 12, 2006
A clunky doofus, a comedy of meet-cutes and weak jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
June 7, 2006
Chester's script is a series of set pieces that all contain exaggerated characters for comic effect. There are numerous one-liners that hit the mark and the central relationship follows its ups and downs along the lines of a conventional romantic comedy w
| Original Score: B+
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 30, 2006
Like the Duran Duran videos it worships, Adam & Steve is so retro it's fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
June 16, 2007
A lighthearted look at gay love, and a far more honest and ultimately more touching exploration of the theme than what we got up on Brokeback Mountain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 28, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 24, 2006
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