Interior. Leather Bar. Reviews

August 23, 2018
Disappointingly, the entire project possesses little actual merit as a whole, hindered greatly by a contrived arc with minimal persuasive gumption and desire to properly inform.
November 27, 2014
Joylessly over-enunciates all of its questions in bluntly literal ways.
April 21, 2014
A movie that continually puzzles over what it is and why it is being made.
March 6, 2014
It largely consists of Franco musing about depictions of homosexual activity on film.
March 4, 2014
The vagueness feels like a term paper you have to grade.
March 4, 2014
The "reimagining" is the subject of much conversation, but little true engagement.
February 9, 2014
This is the embodiment of the Franco that Franco was poking fun of in This is the End. And there's a reason that schtick was funny - this Franco isn't insightful, he's dull.
January 3, 2014
"Interior. Leather Bar" is ultimately more an idea for movie than a movie, the rap sessions ramble, and it feels half-baked by the time it gets to its climactic twist, which isn't as clever as it thinks.
January 2, 2014
[It's] so slender that if looked at from the right angle, it wouldn't even exist.
January 2, 2014
A particularly risible nothing whose premise alone betrays the paucity of Franco's imagination and wit.
January 2, 2014
A partly authentic, partly scripted behind-the-scenes featurette that never quite conveys the star's "high/curious" interest in all things taboo.
November 11, 2013
Truth be told, Interior. Leather Bar has a lot more talking in its 60 minutes than it does man-on-man action...
September 5, 2013
At only 60 minutes long - and many of those minutes filled with Val Lauren looking off into the mass of naked bodies or simply into the distance - I'm not sure why they didn't just go the whole way and do what the film posits them as having set out to do.
July 22, 2013
Interior. Leather Bar proves to be little more than a tease...At first glance, the film offers the exciting prospect of discovering new boundaries; by the end, you begin to wonder if all that went before was worth the time and effort.
April 3, 2013
INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. feels like it never has the guts to do what it set out to do.
Top Critic
January 21, 2013
Interior. Leather Bar ultimately rings hollow in its diatribe and agenda because its chief instigator refuses to open up.