• PG-13, 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Julian Jarrold
    In Theaters:
    Apr 8, 2006 Limited
    On DVD:
    Sep 5, 2006
  • Miramax Films


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Kinky Boots Reviews

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Brit comedy is more warm and quirky than kinky.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 18, 2010
Cole Smithey

The film falls short of its initially obvious dramatic goals due to the shallow depths that screenwriters Geoff Deane and Tim Firth take their characters.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C

April 19, 2009
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

What Kinky Boots has going for it is a terrific performance from Chiwetel Ejiofor as Lola, who serves as the emotional heart of the film.

Full Review Source: DVD Review

July 10, 2007
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International

It's cheerful, predictable and far from edgy, but buoyed by a likable cast and a standout performance by the versatile Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 22, 2007

Kinky Boots stands out for 3 reasons: 1. It's inspired by a true story. 2. It's about what it really means to be a man AND the power of fabulousness. 3. It has the formidable Chiwetel Ejiofor in drag, singing!

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4/5

January 31, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A tepid crowd-pleasing Brit comedy/drama that offers nothing fresh.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: D

December 4, 2006
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...never quite as tedious as one might've expected...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 19, 2006
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Kinky Boots is so loveable and its characters so charming, it may have you forgetting how much of it is firmly rooted in stereotype and cliché.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

September 4, 2006
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Overall, it's breezy, forgettable fluff, but 'kinky'? Obviously, the term is relative.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

The cast of eccentrics is endearing, and the lessons of acceptance slide down easily with minimal emotional manipulation.

Full Review

June 12, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's Ejiofor who takes the film from the realm of good into something verging on greatness.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

May 31, 2006
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

...If you've seen The Full Monty (or Waking Ned Devine or Calendar Girls or Billy Elliot) then this film's surprises will be few and far between, although no less pleasant for it.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

May 27, 2006
Mike Ward

Kinky Boots is a rare and unassuming tale about everyday folk, or shall I say blokes, who climb out of their comfort zones to change their lives for the better without the help of Richard Simmons or Tony Robbins.

Full Review Source: Richmond.com

May 26, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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You'll giggle and laugh and never look at those things on your feet the same way again.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

May 26, 2006
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

The betrayals, reconciliations and revelations are forced on us with clockwork precision, and no cliche goes unexplored.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 26, 2006
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Another 'naughty' British comedy for audiences who love 'Are You Being Served?' but don't want to know whether Mr. Humphries is really supposed to be gay.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

May 26, 2006
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

A marginal Britcom.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

May 25, 2006
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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It's a predictable and preachy stab at a comedy with heart, and its subversive silliness is eclipsed by an overwrought humanity.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 19, 2006
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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It's a feel-good movie that happens to dress in drag.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

May 18, 2006
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Oh, do come in, love -- welcome to the Twee Brit Comedy Factory.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: D

May 13, 2006
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