43% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
40% If I Stay Aug 22
27% When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
4% Are You Here Aug 22
95% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
14% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
35% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
31% The Giver $12.3M
20% Into The Storm $7.9M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
64% Lucy $5.5M
41% Step Up: All In $2.7M
62% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
85% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

New Episodes Tonight

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
95% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
41% Working the Engels: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Showboy Reviews

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Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative

a legitimately smart and appealing work

| Original Score: 3.5/5

September 30, 2004
David Noh
Film Journal International

Silly only begins to describe this, but along the way, bitter truths are revealed and some real laughs delivered.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 8, 2004
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Made all the more fascinating by keeping a small and twisted foot in a bizarre reality befitting the glitz and glamour of show business.

Full Review Source: Movie Views

June 30, 2004
Christopher Null

plays for laughs extremely well, though it's all dry as the Las Vegas air

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

June 13, 2004
Stina Chyn
Film Threat

Witty, touching, and slightly wacky.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

May 25, 2004
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
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To their credit, the filmmakers don't repair their hero's aching heart, but they do grant him a brief moment in the Vegas spotlight, surely all that any chorus boy (or girl) could ask.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 29, 2004
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Slyly amusing yet poignant.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 22, 2004
Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News
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Showboy is enjoyable if you're comfortable with the mix of fact and fiction and don't care what's true and what's not.

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

April 15, 2004
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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A clever hide-and-seek game of reality versus fiction that reveals itself as not the movie you thought it was when the final credits roll.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 15, 2004
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Taylor, while perhaps a little small to become a real Vegas showboy, makes for a very charismatic hero, while Joaquin Baca-Asay's cinematography captures all the glitz and slightly tawdry glamour of the Vegas strip.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/5

April 9, 2004
David Foucher
EDGE Boston

The most entertaining part of Christian Taylor's "Showboy" is deciphering fact from fiction... and that's not a compliment.

Full Review Source: EDGE Boston | Original Score: C-

August 27, 2004
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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This would-be satire isn't funny enough to be entertaining, nor is it clever enough to fool us.

May 5, 2004
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A no-budget vanity production that almost instantly wears out its welcome.

| Original Score: 0/4

April 8, 2004
Akiva Gottlieb
Village Voice
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An ill-conceived, often implausible hybrid of fact and fiction.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 6, 2004
Scott Foundas
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