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Boys on the Side Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
It's decent mass consumption entertainment, but there's not much in the way of meat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Roos and Ross (and I promise never to put those names together again) are so busy jerking the audience from wacky to teary, and back again, they seem blithely unaware of the howling melodrama of it all.
Monica Hayde
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
There's not much ... development.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
The entire film feels like the result of a market study.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
There are some poignant moments that work, and an awful lot of attempts that fail.
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Here he has Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Drew Barrymore and James Remar to distract us from the depths to which Ross habitually stoops in the never-ending quest to reacquaint an audience with its cheapest emotions.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 7, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's an original, and what it does best is show how strangers can become friends, and friends can become like family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
August 1, 2002
One of those "chick flicks" that actually tries to wedge some sincerity into the equation.
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 17, 2002
Meddles uneasily between comedy, romance and thrills
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: low +1 out of -4..+4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 30, 2002
Touching drama about some idiosyncratic people who must learn how to help and be helped by those who cherish them.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
April 29, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Goldberg and Parker are extraordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 7, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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