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The Boys in the Band Reviews

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September 5, 2009
The original queer tragicomedy
March 29, 2009
The characters' pathos and self-loathing were deplorable even in 1970, but the it is significant historically as one of Hollywood's first explicitly gay movies and an early work of Billy Friedkin just before making the Oscar-winner French Connection.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 12, 2008
These are not the type of gay boys that you would like to take home.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 29, 2008
A movie that needs to finally be acknowledged -- unsullied -- for the groundbreaking status that it deserves.
November 10, 2008
The sizzle of the bon mot%u2013tossing ensemble, intact from the stage original, is bracing and fuels the film's momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
August 18, 2006
a breakthrough film in the gay film genre; but dated by today's standards
| Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2005
lively, edgy, groundbreaking
| Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 2, 2003
Groundbreaking, yet entertaining too.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 26, 2002
Powerful, painful, and blessed with endlessly quotable dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 7, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 25, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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