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Cruising Reviews

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June 9, 2014
Cruising is no lost classic, but the critical shoeing doesn't square with Friedkin's intelligence and steady, sparse technique.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 21, 2010
Is it possible that Cruising is everything its detractors and defenders say it is?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 28, 2009
Friedkin makes the kind of films that a pod from Invasion of the Body Snatchers might make given the chance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 20, 2007
still unsettling even after far more explicit fare has been produced in recent years
| Original Score: 3.5/5
September 22, 2007
A lot of upcoming filmmakers saw "Cruising" and took notes, because the movie became the prototype for every serial killer movie to follow (see "Se7en," "Basic Instinct" etc.).
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 20, 2007
Was it insensitive to make this film when it stood to represent the gay subculture to mainstream America? Yes. Is it a great film? No. But it is a fascinating relic.
Read More | Original Score: 72/100
September 11, 2007
The movie merits viewing consideration.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2007
Its gamy images inside the leather and S&M gay bars along the Greenwich Village waterfront are both busy and dark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 6, 2007
Cruising can now be ranked among Friedkin's very best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 6, 2007
No one would get away with it now, or even try.
September 4, 2007
Cruising is a mediocre thriller but an amazing time capsule -- a heady, horny flashback to the last gasp of full-blown sexual abandon, and easily the most graphic depiction of gay sex ever seen in a mainstream movie.
September 3, 2007
Why Cruising? Why now? And why does it feel like how you answer those questions will determine which side pocket you keep your handkerchief in?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 18, 2007
The most shocking thing about Cruising (shown in 2007 Cannes Fest), which occupies a unique place in film history, is its thematic and visual audacity, the fact that it was made by a mainstream director (Friedkin) and studio; it will never happen again.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 9, 2007
Sordid, disturbing murder mystery revolving around leather bar gays.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 26, 2006
William Friedkin's Cruising is an interesting, albeit grisly, detective story before being damaged by an abrupt, out-of-the-blue and totally unsatisfying ending.
| Original Score: 2.75/4
May 24, 2003
Brave, if flawed, attempt to marry the marginal to the mainstream. Cruising suffers from a lack of discipline but there are some memorable and unsettling moments.
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
August 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
It's a lurid, twisted film that brings you into its world and completely works you over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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