Punks Reviews

March 10, 2003
February 1, 2002
Although there are fun and perceptive moments, the script opts for trite sketches of life that ultimately feel forced.
December 9, 2001
Sad to report, however, it just isn't very good.
November 16, 2001
Terrific entertainment, full of wit and energy, alternately hilarious and serious -- and very sexy.
November 16, 2001
Infectious and saucy.
November 15, 2001
While this amiable romantic comedy ... is sure to please most of its target audience, others are going to leave the theater humming that Peggy Lee classic 'Is That All There Is?'
November 9, 2001
Though frequently festive, Punks' performances are uneven, and the predictable narrative, while avoiding melodramatic traps, slips into sappy ones.
November 6, 2001
[A] mixture of heavy-handed poignancy, hopefulness in the face of adversity and bitchy dialogue.
November 2, 2001
While Punks may not break any other cinematic ground beyond its subject matter, it does offer some very funny dialogue, a couple of good performances, and some splendid drag numbers.
November 2, 2001
Lively, well-acted and directed with assurance by newcomer Patrik-Ian Polk.
November 2, 2001
Admirable for its candor, its good humor and its bravery.
November 1, 2001
Even without the pre-title announcement that this romantic comedy is writer-director Patrik-Ian Polk's first film, it's pretty obvious that we're in the hands of a beginner.
October 30, 2001
This entertaining film is chock full of Chris' musical numbers, in which he lip-syncs a large portion of the Sister Sledge catalog with his group, The Ladies.
October 30, 2001
Thanks to an uninhibited screenplay and the easy, unforced chemistry of its ensemble cast, Punks is mostly good, snappy fun.