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Kinky Boots Reviews

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April 13, 2006
Every moment in Kinky Boots is screamingly, painfully obvious. The only way the film could have surprised me would have been if the projectionist accidentally spliced in a reel of Cannibal Holocaust.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 17, 2006
The main problem is that it's not very kinky at all.
Eric D. Snider
January 28, 2006
I can't think of any reason for you to see it, but I can't think of any reason not to, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 20, 2006
It would be nice to be able to report that Kinky Boots is a kick in the pants. But this conventional, manipulative British import feels like a re-soled pair of shoes that unquestionably have seen their day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 14, 2006
[An] utterly vapid distillation of a "true story," crammed into the tired old Full Monty formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Overall, it's breezy, forgettable fluff, but 'kinky'? Obviously, the term is relative.
Matt Pais
May 4, 2006
Ejiofor sure can sashay and belt out a show-stopping number, but Kinky Boots is too busy putting on its heels to kick 'em off and boogie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Gabriel Shanks
Modern Fabulousity
April 8, 2006
Far too insubstantial to make any interesting use of its social agenda, and the easy answers it finds about prejudice and bigotry strain credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 13, 2006
Kinky Boots is pretty routine fare with its we-must-save-the-company debut feature by helmer Julian Jarrold.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
April 12, 2006
Our friends across the pond have gone daft trying to satisfy a worldwide desire to see a reserved populace get plucky.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 13, 2006
The recipe for this silly, quasi-inspirational British comedy comes from the same cookbook that gave us The Full Monty.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 14, 2006
Yet another one of those heartwarmers about Great Britain's plucky eccentrics.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Anderson
April 14, 2006
Kinky Boots shoehorns what should be a fresh story into the same old pair of narrative galoshes.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
April 20, 2006
Director Julian Jarrold and screenwriters Geoff Deane and Tim Firth trade in hackneyed dualities.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 21, 2006
Lola, at least the way Ejiofor plays her, has a sad story she's eager to tell. The movie never entirely figures out what to do with this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Cabin
April 13, 2006
undercooked to an amateurish degree
| Original Score: 2/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
April 14, 2006
Rigged for your pleasure...everything is played up for schmaltz value or dopey laughs.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Matt Singer
Village Voice
April 11, 2006
Why are movies 'inspired by a true story' always the most contrived?
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