The Flamingo Kid Reviews

January 4, 2018
The movie has an engaging surface, but it's all surface -- it's like watching an outsize TV.
March 26, 2009
Dillon does a good job in his fullest, least narcissistic characterization to date.
January 26, 2006
The performances compensate, with Dillon turning in a light and touching portrait of confused ambitions.
January 6, 2006
As coming-of-age stories go, this one is an underrated treasure with Dillon and Crenna doing fantastic work.
October 28, 2005
Winning comedy about a have-not among the haves.
October 8, 2005
April 2, 2005
December 18, 2004
October 23, 2004
Dillon is a revelation in this movie.
July 9, 2004
March 30, 2004
November 5, 2003
The Flamingo Kid is one of those rare films that follows a traditional method of coming-of-age storytelling and then shakes it up by not dealing us mere caricatures and stereotypes.
July 2, 2003
May 24, 2003
The Sixties setting seems a shade gratuitous and its attitude to easy money is ambiguous, but the characters are well drawn and the story is sensitively handled.
May 20, 2003
Even if The Flamingo Kid comes out of sit-com country, the character and the performance effortlessly rise above their origins.
February 20, 2003
December 19, 2002
January 1, 2000
Professionally made, quite entertaining, and disappointingly hollow.