For the Boys Reviews

February 7, 2018
For a big, glitzy Hollywood entertainment, Rydell's movie opens a surprising number of wounds, and warns us to suspect the very glamour it revels in. It's no small accomplishment.
September 7, 2011
February 5, 2007
Never a subtle director, Rydell goes for the obvious and sentimental. Starring Bette Midler and James Caan. his musical chronicle is not so much nostalgic as it is banal, reducing major events in American history to the level of personal feuds.
October 5, 2005
December 3, 2004
Hokey and sentimental, but Midler's divine.
April 27, 2003
January 13, 2003
October 31, 2002
September 18, 2002
A very enaging, ultimately satisfying drama with two knockout performances
June 25, 2002
There are moments when you might find yourself moved beyond reasonable expectation.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
This movie is cold and distant when it isn't contrived, and by the end not even the manufactured emotions ring true.
November 22, 1991