Showboy Reviews

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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative
September 30, 2004
a legitimately smart and appealing work
| Original Score: 3.5/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Silly only begins to describe this, but along the way, bitter truths are revealed and some real laughs delivered.
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
June 30, 2004
Made all the more fascinating by keeping a small and twisted foot in a bizarre reality befitting the glitz and glamour of show business.
Christopher Null
June 13, 2004
plays for laughs extremely well, though it's all dry as the Las Vegas air
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
May 25, 2004
Witty, touching, and slightly wacky.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
April 29, 2004
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.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
April 22, 2004
Slyly amusing yet poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News
April 15, 2004
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 | Original Score: B-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 15, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 9, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/5
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
August 27, 2004
The most entertaining part of Christian Taylor's "Showboy" is deciphering fact from fiction... and that's not a compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
May 5, 2004
This would-be satire isn't funny enough to be entertaining, nor is it clever enough to fool us.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 8, 2004
A no-budget vanity production that almost instantly wears out its welcome.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Akiva Gottlieb
Village Voice
April 6, 2004
An ill-conceived, often implausible hybrid of fact and fiction.
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Scott Foundas
November 26, 2008
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