La Cage aux Folles Reviews
August 5, 2019
It's clear that if it hadn't been for the work of the actors, the satire and possible critique would have vanished in an instant. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 23, 2018
This adaptation of Jean Poiret's play is as moving as it is hilarious in its depiction of moral hypocrisy and familial love.
October 5, 2013
Charming and frothy, the movie proves to be about as tame as any old-fashioned bedroom farce, which of course went a long way toward allowing it to be embraced by Americans who generally steered clear of foreign films, gay films, and gay foreign films.
September 11, 2013
As an artifact, La Cage Aux Folles remains fascinating. As a film... Well, it plays like a fascinating artifact. Though pokily staged up to its final act, it manages some real laughs.
September 9, 2013
Renato and Albin shared the same hopes and fears as heterosexual parents and (were) both willing to sacrifice anything for the sake of their child.
April 16, 2007
Of all the versions, imitations, and sequels, the first 1978 French picture is the best and funniest, a fresh look at machoism and drag queens; the gay couple is superb.
October 23, 2004
The comic turns in the plot are achieved with such clockwork timing that sometimes we're laughing at what's funny and sometimes we're just laughing at the movie's sheer comic invention. This is a great time at the movies.
July 19, 2004
How The Birdcage ought to be done and first was done.
January 27, 2004
Le Cage Aux Folles is a giddy French farce.
November 20, 2003
It is slapstick and it is funny. I found it amusing though often strained and occasionally slipping in matters of taste. Whether its humor also is cruel is something you'd have to ask a homosexual to decide.