Clever, liberatingly silly and sweet.
| Original Score: 3/4
Starting your film with a display of public incontinence isn't the best way to win over the audience.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
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.
| Original Score: D
[Chester] and the goofy Gets make a likable comedy team.
Plays as urban farce, but thanks to first-time director Chester's light touch and affectionally observant eye and ear, it's also a genuinely affecting love story.
Material is uneven, but rhythm and pacing keep action moving smartly.
One of the most fundamental rights of man is the right to simply have a frivolous good time. And that's a rainbow flag that Adam & Steve proudly waves high.
Often charming and funny, though sometimes quite gross.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Co-stars Parker Posey and Chris Kattan offer minor diversions, but the humor never rises to the quality any New Yorker, regardless of sexual orientation, would expect.
| Original Score: 2/4
Much of Craig Chester's good-hearted love story Adam & Steve is silly and contrived, but the film boasts four engaging actors, including Chester.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
Adam & Steve strikes an unsatisfying balance between serious romantic texture and outright farce.
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.
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
I could have done without the over-the-top cowboy line-dancing finale at which all the boy-loses-boy complications were resolved, but it's hard to begrudge such a charming cast their happy ending.
Adam & Steve is a mostly bland, sporadically crude, by-the-numbers romantic comedy about two gay men in love.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Adam & Steve is uneven, but it's a relief to see a gay romance that isn't about ab-perfect 20-year-olds, and which features lovers played by two long out-of-the-closet actors.
Writer-director Craig Chester's debut is truly enjoyable.