La Cage aux Folles Reviews

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.
May 18, 2010
At once dated and timeless.
March 8, 2008
Fun & gay, literally, based on hit Broadway show.
March 8, 2008
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.
June 1, 2005
February 18, 2005
October 23, 2004
July 19, 2004
How The Birdcage ought to be done and first was done.
July 18, 2004
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.
September 7, 2003
May 8, 2003
August 25, 2002
Love the screenplay.
August 15, 2001
The plot is really quite simple and the finale hilarious, true, but it's in the sincerity of the two primary characterizations that the movie succeeds.