• R, 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Steve Guttenberg
    In Theaters:
    Jan 17, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 12, 2003
  • TLA Releasing

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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
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Guttenberg is a capable director; his framing is crisp, his pacing brisk, his eye alert to telling detail.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

January 23, 2003
David Noh
Film Journal International

Guttenberg ... obviously meant this as a major stretch, and does his best acting work since his breakthrough in Diner.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 21, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Guttenberg's Jimmy is such a natural extension of the actor himself, which adds a dimension the original playwright never could have imagined.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

January 20, 2003
Elliott Stein
Village Voice
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It's nicely acted by the small cast.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 14, 2003
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

November 4, 2005
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Canned theater.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 7, 2003
Kim Morgan
Oregonian

In 1975, the idea of a straight man tying up a gay burglar was exotic, darkly humorous and sexually charged. In director/star Steve Guttenberg's new film version, it comes off as no big deal.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

March 7, 2003
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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[The Boys in the Band] is much wittier and funnier than the comparatively frantic and frenzied shouting matches devised by Messrs. Guttenberg, Korn and Kirkwood.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

February 12, 2003
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Remains too much a filmed play.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 23, 2003
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A two-character roundelay whose modicum of enjoyment depends largely on your own personal appetite for social commentary transparently dressed up as assertively quirky entertainment.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: C

January 20, 2003
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's another world now, which is why Kirkwood's play, adapted to the screen by actor Steve Guttenberg, feels so moldy and out of date.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

January 17, 2003
John Anderson
Newsday
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It is, inevitably, an actorly exercise -- not off-puttingly so, perhaps, but at no time do we have a sense that we've transcended the stage. Or, for that matter, 1970.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

January 17, 2003
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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The performances are solid, but as a screenwriter, Guttenberg can't make the situation seem like more than a theatrical construct in a contemporary setting.

| Original Score: 2/4

January 17, 2003
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Dominated by an unshaven Guttenberg mugging, ranting, screaming and hurling himself around the luxurious loft set we're meant to believe is a squalid dump that serves as a nagging reminder to Jimmy of his inadequacies.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 16, 2003
Dave Kehr
New York Times
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The story doesn't have anywhere interesting to go once Kate, appropriately humiliated, slinks away.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 16, 2003

E! Online

The film's completely declawed of energy and comedy.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: F

January 10, 2003
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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While [Guttenberg's] tenacity is undeniable, he would have been wiser to let sleeping cats lie.

October 30, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
March 8, 2003

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March 4, 2003
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