• Unrated, 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Douglas Langway
    In Theaters:
    Oct 22, 2010 Limited
    On DVD:
    Nov 16, 2010


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Bearcity Reviews

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Sarah Boslaugh

...Sex in the City meets Queer as Folk in New York City's bear scene.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 6/10

January 22, 2012
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine

Director Douglas Langway is aware that while bear-ness could be seen as a response to a culture obsessed with gender-conformant and hairless young bodies, it can also be a rather unoriginal one.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 24, 2010
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Enjoyable. The script...features nice, authentic repartee among the guys but can't quite decide whether to show the bear lifestyle as wholesome or debauched.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: C+

October 24, 2010
Adam Lippe

With its voyeuristic gawking of faintly explicit sexual acts in a dark club setting, BearCity has more in common with William Friedkin's Cruising (made in 1980) than an upbeat modern film should.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com

October 22, 2010
Andy Webster
New York Times
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Of the crop of gay-centered features from TLA Releasing...the romantic dramedy BearCity certainly shows the most complexity.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 22, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Douglas Langway's middling comedy is sort of a Sex and the City for big, hirsute gay guys and the younger cubs who fancy them...

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

October 22, 2010
David Noh
Film Journal International

There's probably an audience for this literally fuzzy slice of gay life, but as Sam Goldwyn was wont to say, include me out.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 21, 2010
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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Eventually buckles under the weight of affable but unfunny camp.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 21, 2010
Beth Greenfield
Time Out New York
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Despite a schmaltzy original score and some clunky direction, the film's well-portrayed characters and spot-on depiction of the scene make this a pleasant enough romp.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

October 20, 2010
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

A film which is part coming out story, part romcom, and utterly uninspired throughout.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 1/5

October 15, 2010
Dennis Harvey
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February 23, 2012
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