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Straight Jacket Reviews

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Wally Hammond
Time Out
August 16, 2007
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 14, 2005
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 14, 2005
It's a shame, then, that Straight-Jacket turns dour and melodramatic ... The light-hearted fun seeps out of the movie, replaced by trite interludes of coming-out angst, McCarthy-era persecution and even gay-bashing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 7, 2005
It has verve, color and energy, but there's something fundamentally bogus about it, and whenever it takes a turn into seriousness, entire moments fall apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
January 6, 2005
Day's pyrotechnic dialogue and instinctive comic timing make Straight-Jacket a delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
December 23, 2004
A fey and frisky farce with a fabulous fashion sense.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
December 23, 2004
Wastes its promising premise with a wavering tone that veers uneasily between camp humor and, pardon the expression, straightness.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 13, 2004
This featherweight spoof of closeted, Red-baiting Hollywood in the mid-1950's is played as such an exaggerated cartoon that its political outrage is dissipated by its stridency.
| Original Score: 1/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 10, 2004
Save your money and rent one of those old Hudson-Doris Day comedies instead.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Edward Crouse
Village Voice
December 7, 2004
Offers up a super-queered, tinny 1950s, one that plays loose and preachy with the Passion of Rock Hudson.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 29, 2004
Whatever pleasures it holds, Straight-Jacket is highly uneven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
November 24, 2004
A Technicolor bliss-out.