The Boy Friend Reviews

August 30, 2019
It is an acute, duplicitous, discomfiting movie whose message, finally, is that all times are tough for the people who must live through them, and glow golden only for those who survive them, or imagine them.
January 11, 2019
THE BOY FRIEND is a sincere celebration of the musical from a camp point of view. And let it be said Russell discovered Tommy Tune many years before Broadway did.
January 9, 2019
It's a delight, one of the high points of Russell's extravagantly uneven career.
March 26, 2009
It is delightful entertainment, novel and engaging.
February 21, 2008
More a lesson in style (Ken Russell) than anything memorable, even with Twiggy.
June 24, 2006
Consistency was never Russell's strong point.
June 19, 2005
Ken Russell's film version of the popular stage musical is, as expected, extravagant and campy in style, but it has charm and fashion model Twiggy shows interesting screen presence.
October 23, 2004
Even when he's not deliberately doing Berkeley takeoffs, (Ken Russell's) camera is so joyless that it undermines every scene.
May 31, 2004
One of the filmmaker's most captivating and stylish works -- and the only one of his films to ever receive a G rating.
April 2, 2004
for restored director's cut
August 22, 2003
January 1, 2000
Delirious, hilarious, visually dazzling