• R, 1 hr. 52 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:    Joel Schumacher
  • In Theaters:    Nov 24, 1999 Wide
  • On DVD:    Aug 14, 2001
  • MGM

Flawless Reviews

Emanuel Levy
Variety
Top Critic
July 3, 2006

Outdated and schematic, this two-character melodrama belongs to the 1970s, when transsexuals were "novel" dramatic persona; even the gifted Philip Seymour Hoffman is defeated by the writing and direction.

Full Review | Original Score: D

Time Out
Top Critic
January 26, 2006

For what it's worth, this could be Schumacher's best film.

Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic
February 21, 2004

Its weary clichés and flat comic bits are apparently supposed to be fresh and insightful.


Globe and Mail
Top Critic
March 19, 2002

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

You need a pair of huge, hairy ones to make a picture this bad and call it "Flawless."

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

"Flawless" is contrived and overly schematic, but De Niro and Hoffman are such good actors that it never slips into pat sentiment.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Roger Ebert
At the Movies
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

So awful it just might put an end to Hollywood's hypocritical infatuation with men in drag as symbols of its own supposedly liberated sexual attitudes.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Any humanity in the script is diluted to the point of nonexistence by Schumacher's refusal to allow any of his characters to develop beyond the stereotype stage.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Stark
Detroit News
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
November 24, 1999

It says a lot for Joel Schumacher's Flawless that you can see the picture's high-concept heart a mile away and still be won over by it.

Full Review | Original Score: B+