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Kinky Boots Reviews

June 24, 2006
Overall, it's breezy, forgettable fluff, but 'kinky'? Obviously, the term is relative.
May 26, 2006
You'll giggle and laugh and never look at those things on your feet the same way again.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
May 18, 2006
It's a feel-good movie that happens to dress in drag.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 13, 2006
Oh, do come in, love -- welcome to the Twee Brit Comedy Factory.
Read More | Original Score: D
April 28, 2006
Ejiofor's latest, Kinky Boots, may not enshrine itself in the halls of movie greatness, but it proves that this versatile British actor can do nearly anything.
Read More | Original Score: B
April 28, 2006
Don't let the title toss you. The accent on this charmer about a shoe-factory owner who finds a muse of economic recovery in a drag queen rests on the boots more than the kinks.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 28, 2006
Kinky Boots sounds like some kind of fetish fantasy, but it's actually a good-natured and rather sweet British comedy that charmingly touches on issues of manhood and friendship.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 21, 2006
The movie is a bit of all right, as they say down at the Nob & Gobbler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 21, 2006
Gradually, boots and transvestite jokes become window dressing for a more touching story about the bond between Lola/Simon, a disowned son, and Charlie.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 21, 2006
[Ejiofor] gives us the real kinky; everything else here is just an assembly-line boot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
April 20, 2006
Director Julian Jarrold and screenwriters Geoff Deane and Tim Firth trade in hackneyed dualities.
April 20, 2006
Quite enjoyable, effortlessly well-done on every level, even moving at times, but relatively light weight.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 20, 2006
With Kinky Boots, we find ourselves watching another one of those British comedies in which unconventional sex is surrounded by a conventional story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 20, 2006
Kinky Boots would be little but a gender-bending retread of The Full Monty if it weren't for Ejiofor's regal Lola.
April 17, 2006
The main problem is that it's not very kinky at all.
April 14, 2006
The only thing kinky about this movie is its title. But maybe there's an upside to this: Parents, if you want to teach the kids about sexual difference without having to deal with sex, here's your chance. Have I mentioned it's heartwarming? That too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 14, 2006
Kinky Boots shoehorns what should be a fresh story into the same old pair of narrative galoshes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 14, 2006
Yet another one of those heartwarmers about Great Britain's plucky eccentrics.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 14, 2006
Title notwithstanding, it should be noted that Kinky Boots isn't remotely racy. Not only won't it offend grandma -- she'll probably enjoy this uplifting comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 14, 2006
Despite the subject matter, the script and direction are disappointingly conventional, though the performances are appealingly spirited.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 14, 2006
It has heart and soul (and sole). What Kinky Boots lacks is kick.
April 13, 2006
Even in light comedy, Ejiofor is a commanding presence. As queen or king, he rules.
April 13, 2006
A humanist parable about how to be a good person, live a good life and make gallons of lemonade when life suddenly hands you lemons, it's predictably delightful and delightfully predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 13, 2006
The recipe for this silly, quasi-inspirational British comedy comes from the same cookbook that gave us The Full Monty.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 13, 2006
The best reason to check the film out is [Chiwetel] Ejiofor's performance, which is packed with grace and wit and pathos.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 13, 2006
Kinky Boots is diverting, but it's only worth shouting about thanks to Ejiofor's quietly subversive take on what has become a stock movie character.
April 13, 2006
Drag queens are people too, Kinky Boots limply, earnestly pleads. Most viewers will respond, 'Yes. And?'
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 12, 2006
Kinky Boots is hilarious and poignant enough to suspend skepticism and erase doubts.
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+
April 11, 2006
Why are movies 'inspired by a true story' always the most contrived?
April 6, 2006
This pleasant but predictable affair does one thing very well: showcasing the versatility of Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2006
Kinky Boots trips on its contrived plot, but this blend of trash and sass is a comfy fit.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 10, 2006
A slick, cross-tracks Britcom whose stride is hampered by its desire not to offend.
March 3, 2006
As long as England keeps exporting these empty-headed little stories about how backward and prudish its populace is, it's difficult for the rest of the world to take the nation's more pressing social concerns seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 23, 2006
Kinky Boots, a crowd-pleasing British import based on a true story, may be this year's Full Monty.