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Cruising Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 9, 2014
What we're left with is a movie without the courage to declare itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Frank Rich
TIME Magazine
June 9, 2014
This detective melodrama has something to offend almost everyone.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 9, 2014
What's left is the framework for a graphic, brutal, sickening film, without the violent effects that might have made sense (however illegitimate) out of the conception.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Taking away the kissing, caressing and a few bloody killings, Friedkin has no story, though picture pretends to be a murder mystery combined with a study of Al Pacino's psychological degradation.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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
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Andrew O'Hehir
September 6, 2007
No one would get away with it now, or even try.
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Nathan Lee
Village Voice
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.
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David Pirie
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Opening with some powerful moments, Cruising soon drifts into bloody Village People-type caricature.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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