• R, 2 hr. 6 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Paul Bogart
    In Theaters:
    Dec 14, 1988 Limited
    On DVD:
    May 4, 2004
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Torch Song Trilogy Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
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Bracing in its frank depiction of gay sex life, both promiscuous and committed.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Clint Morris
Moviehole

Matthew Broderick shows his versatility and might as an actor here

| Original Score: 3/5

March 11, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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A straightforward, very funny love story which glows with fulfilment and promise.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy

| Original Score: 4/5

September 23, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: C+

August 27, 2005
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A rousing screen version of the 1983 Tony Award-winning play.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 10, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Greatly shortened from Mr. Fierstein's long-running, Tony Award-winning play, the film version emphasizes the lovable at every turn, but the surprise is that it does this entertainingly and well.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 20, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 4/5

April 18, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Effective, moving film version of Fierstein's play

| Original Score: 4/5

August 26, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I have not seen anyone quite like Fierstein in the movies, and the fact that he is a specific individual gives this material a charm and weight it might have lacked if an interchangeable actor had played the role.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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The themes are universal, and Arnold is an Everyperson who wants to be loved not for what others want him to be, but for what he really is -- "a person, a valuable person."

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Simply viewed as a movie about people, Torch Song Trilogy has the kind of wit, grace, and intense feeling that Woody Allen tried for unsuccessfully in Interiors, September, and Another Woman...

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 3/4

December 14, 1988
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 2/5

October 10, 2005
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 2/5

October 9, 2005
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 2/5

August 22, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

January 7, 2003
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

An earnest, emotionally accurate, but seriously flawed drama.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
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