Bearcity Reviews

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
January 22, 2012
...Sex in the City meets Queer as Folk in New York City's bear scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
October 24, 2010
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 | Original Score: C+
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Andy Webster
New York Times
October 22, 2010
Of the crop of gay-centered features from TLA Releasing...the romantic dramedy BearCity certainly shows the most complexity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
October 21, 2010
Eventually buckles under the weight of affable but unfunny camp.
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Beth Greenfield
Time Out
October 20, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine
October 24, 2010
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
Adam Lippe
Examiner.com
October 22, 2010
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.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 22, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 21, 2010
There's probably an audience for this literally fuzzy slice of gay life, but as Sam Goldwyn was wont to say, include me out.
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
October 15, 2010
A film which is part coming out story, part romcom, and utterly uninspired throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
February 23, 2012
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