Bulgarian Lovers Reviews

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
November 4, 2004
cold and calculating, but it's a life
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 11, 2004
These Bulgarians might be nice to look at, but they have no depth - kind of like this movie. So I was entertained on the surface level, who needs depth anyway,
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 21, 2004
...hackneyed and dull...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jorge Morales
Village Voice
April 27, 2004
We'd gladly give ourselves over to the literate if chatty script and the generous helpings of Bulgarian beefcake, but our interest flags the moment Biba puts his clothes back on.
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
April 30, 2004
As Daniel is drawn deeper into Kyril's web of shady business dealings, the film completely loses its way.
| Original Score: 1/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 10, 2004
Garish, frenetic, but curiously dull...suffers from a serious case of the cutes, a disease that in this case proves fatal.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
June 25, 2004
Slightly better than some recent skin-deep gay- and lesbian-themed movies.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Brown
San Francisco Chronicle
September 10, 2004
Well acted, and its Faustian dynamic of mutual exploitation would be absorbing enough, but as Kyril draws Daniel into ever shadier situations, the film loses its tone and devolves into absurd political farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Stratton
Variety
April 27, 2004
Full of charm, entertaining enough as it unfolds, good looking, but not especially memorable in retrospect.
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
June 1, 2004
Won't leave you disappointed, but it may leave you hungry for something more substantial.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 29, 2004
Bulgarian Lovers observes the interplay of sex, power and money with a cool, amused attitude and a fine sense of social detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
May 12, 2004
A witty, unsentimental class comedy.
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 30, 2004
De la Iglesia's years of filmmaking experience are obvious in the film's formal touches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 13, 2004
Sly, swift, succinct -- and very sexy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
June 3, 2004
The screenplay contains enough witty elements to lift it above the average sex farce.
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Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News
June 10, 2004
Shows that Mr. De la Iglesia's long absence hasn't dulled his sense of stylish, cinematic storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 4, 2007
Has a verbal wit and tang to it, which set it quite above most gay film fare in literary terms.
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
May 26, 2004
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Chicago Reader
March 16, 2004

Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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