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November 12, 2004
Federico who moves in with Riki ... only to realize that his brother's butt has had more visitors than the Catholic Church on Easter Sunday.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
August 21, 2004
Writer/director/actor Filiberti, like his film, is highly watchable. He happens to be extremely photogenic and comfortable at whatever he is performing, even if it's only a dance in a male strip club.
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John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle
July 2, 2004
This clumsy, self-indulgent film veers from comedy to tragedy and is told in flashbacks, with treacly diary entries and unconvincing 'testimonies' from friends providing a window into the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jan Stuart
May 28, 2004
There is little for an American audience to adore about the film's star- writer-director Marco Filiberti, a breathtakingly self-idolatrous artist who makes Roberto Benigni look like an avatar of humility.
| Original Score: 0/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
May 28, 2004
There are enough scenes here to make even the most jaded viewer squirm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
May 28, 2004
Not only is Adored amateurish and mawkish even by the standards of American 'gaysploitation' cinema, it's weirdly shy about showing nudity and sex.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 28, 2004
A vanity project so preposterous it deserves to become an instant camp hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
May 28, 2004
An unfortunate exercise in ego run amok, coupled with inexperience and ineptitude.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
May 27, 2004
Judging by Adored, the Italian singer, actor and filmmaker Marco Filiberti has the healthiest ego in Europe, if not the known universe.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
May 25, 2004
The film's witlessness keeps any satirical potential submerged well below soap opera levels.
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 21, 2004
The story plays more like a young man's passing daydream of offbeat glory than a drama with realistic bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
April 21, 2004
Drips with that element that has turned countless gay films into dour endurance tests: navel-gazing self-pity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
April 6, 2004
[Marco Filiberti] has lots on his mind and much in his heart, and as a filmmaker displays a Douglas Sirkian flair for finding substance in melodrama.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly
April 6, 2004
This feeble comedy-tragedy has Sirkian aspirations but never misses an opportunity to settle for being flesh-friendly gay-film-festival fodder.
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Deborah Young
June 11, 2008
Michael Szymanski
February 13, 2005
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AV Club
August 19, 2004
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
June 1, 2004
Offers a few surprisingly sweet moments but never overcomes the narcissism it's ostensibly deconstructing.
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