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Kinky Boots Reviews

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Brit comedy is more warm and quirky than kinky.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
April 19, 2009
The film falls short of its initially obvious dramatic goals due to the shallow depths that screenwriters Geoff Deane and Tim Firth take their characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 10, 2007
What Kinky Boots has going for it is a terrific performance from Chiwetel Ejiofor as Lola, who serves as the emotional heart of the film.
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
February 22, 2007
It's cheerful, predictable and far from edgy, but buoyed by a likable cast and a standout performance by the versatile Chiwetel Ejiofor.
January 31, 2007
Kinky Boots stands out for 3 reasons: 1. It's inspired by a true story. 2. It's about what it really means to be a man AND the power of fabulousness. 3. It has the formidable Chiwetel Ejiofor in drag, singing!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 4, 2006
A tepid crowd-pleasing Brit comedy/drama that offers nothing fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: D
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 19, 2006
...never quite as tedious as one might've expected...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 4, 2006
Kinky Boots is so loveable and its characters so charming, it may have you forgetting how much of it is firmly rooted in stereotype and cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Overall, it's breezy, forgettable fluff, but 'kinky'? Obviously, the term is relative.
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
June 12, 2006
The cast of eccentrics is endearing, and the lessons of acceptance slide down easily with minimal emotional manipulation.
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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 31, 2006
It's Ejiofor who takes the film from the realm of good into something verging on greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
May 27, 2006
...If you've seen The Full Monty (or Waking Ned Devine or Calendar Girls or Billy Elliot) then this film's surprises will be few and far between, although no less pleasant for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Ward
May 26, 2006
Kinky Boots is a rare and unassuming tale about everyday folk, or shall I say blokes, who climb out of their comfort zones to change their lives for the better without the help of Richard Simmons or Tony Robbins.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 26, 2006
You'll giggle and laugh and never look at those things on your feet the same way again.
| Original Score: 4/5
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
May 26, 2006
The betrayals, reconciliations and revelations are forced on us with clockwork precision, and no cliche goes unexplored.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 26, 2006
Another 'naughty' British comedy for audiences who love 'Are You Being Served?' but don't want to know whether Mr. Humphries is really supposed to be gay.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
May 25, 2006
A marginal Britcom.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
May 19, 2006
It's a predictable and preachy stab at a comedy with heart, and its subversive silliness is eclipsed by an overwrought humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
May 18, 2006
It's a feel-good movie that happens to dress in drag.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 13, 2006
Oh, do come in, love -- welcome to the Twee Brit Comedy Factory.
| Original Score: D
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