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Adam & Steve Reviews

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
May 12, 2006
Clever, liberatingly silly and sweet.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 21, 2006
Starting your film with a display of public incontinence isn't the best way to win over the audience.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 19, 2006
Adam & Steve mainly goes to prove that indie gay romantic comedies can be just as witless, vulgar and over the top as their straight, major studio counterparts.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 14, 2006
Pure amateur-hour stuff: a low-budget, poorly written gay movie that revolves around a crude joke and repeatedly delivers embarrassment when it's supposed to be offering humor.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
April 14, 2006
[Chester] and the goofy Gets make a likable comedy team.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Brown
San Francisco Chronicle
April 7, 2006
Plays as urban farce, but thanks to first-time director Chester's light touch and affectionally observant eye and ear, it's also a genuinely affecting love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
April 7, 2006
Material is uneven, but rhythm and pacing keep action moving smartly.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 31, 2006
One of the most fundamental rights of man is the right to simply have a frivolous good time. And that's a rainbow flag that Adam & Steve proudly waves high.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 31, 2006
Often charming and funny, though sometimes quite gross.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 31, 2006
Co-stars Parker Posey and Chris Kattan offer minor diversions, but the humor never rises to the quality any New Yorker, regardless of sexual orientation, would expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 31, 2006
Much of Craig Chester's good-hearted love story Adam & Steve is silly and contrived, but the film boasts four engaging actors, including Chester.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bobby Hankinson
Boston Globe
March 31, 2006
For every shtick that works, there are two that don't. Adam & Steve is not the knee-slapper it wants to be, but it's endearing nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 30, 2006
Adam & Steve strikes an unsatisfying balance between serious romantic texture and outright farce.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 30, 2006
There is an underlying story here, and some comic ideas, that in the hands of a better director (or more ruthless editor) could have become an entertaining romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 30, 2006
Who said mainstream Hollywood has a monopoly on dumb, gross-out farces? The gay, independent comedy Adam & Steve is as crude and nonsensical as any number of B-list studio equivalents.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 30, 2006
I could have done without the over-the-top cowboy line-dancing finale at which all the boy-loses-boy complications were resolved, but it's hard to begrudge such a charming cast their happy ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
March 30, 2006
Adam & Steve is a mostly bland, sporadically crude, by-the-numbers romantic comedy about two gay men in love.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
March 30, 2006
Adam & Steve is uneven, but it's a relief to see a gay romance that isn't about ab-perfect 20-year-olds, and which features lovers played by two long out-of-the-closet actors.
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Melissa Levine
Village Voice
March 28, 2006
Writer-director Craig Chester's debut is truly enjoyable.