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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
January 20, 2003
A two-character roundelay whose modicum of enjoyment depends largely on your own personal appetite for social commentary transparently dressed up as assertively quirky entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 17, 2003
The performances are solid, but as a screenwriter, Guttenberg can't make the situation seem like more than a theatrical construct in a contemporary setting.
| Original Score: 2/4
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John Anderson
January 17, 2003
It is, inevitably, an actorly exercise -- not off-puttingly so, perhaps, but at no time do we have a sense that we've transcended the stage. Or, for that matter, 1970.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
October 30, 2002
While [Guttenberg's] tenacity is undeniable, he would have been wiser to let sleeping cats lie.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
January 16, 2003
The story doesn't have anywhere interesting to go once Kate, appropriately humiliated, slinks away.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 16, 2003
Dominated by an unshaven Guttenberg mugging, ranting, screaming and hurling himself around the luxurious loft set we're meant to believe is a squalid dump that serves as a nagging reminder to Jimmy of his inadequacies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 17, 2003
It's another world now, which is why Kirkwood's play, adapted to the screen by actor Steve Guttenberg, feels so moldy and out of date.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 23, 2003
Remains too much a filmed play.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
February 12, 2003
[The Boys in the Band] is much wittier and funnier than the comparatively frantic and frenzied shouting matches devised by Messrs. Guttenberg, Korn and Kirkwood.
Kim Morgan
March 7, 2003
In 1975, the idea of a straight man tying up a gay burglar was exotic, darkly humorous and sexually charged. In director/star Steve Guttenberg's new film version, it comes off as no big deal.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 7, 2003
Canned theater.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Emanuel Levy
November 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5

E! Online
January 10, 2003
The film's completely declawed of energy and comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
January 20, 2003
Guttenberg's Jimmy is such a natural extension of the actor himself, which adds a dimension the original playwright never could have imagined.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elliott Stein
Village Voice
January 14, 2003
It's nicely acted by the small cast.
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 21, 2003
Guttenberg ... obviously meant this as a major stretch, and does his best acting work since his breakthrough in Diner.
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
January 23, 2003
Guttenberg is a capable director; his framing is crisp, his pacing brisk, his eye alert to telling detail.
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