The Ritz Reviews

July 31, 2019
Despite its flaws, Richard Lester's mise-en-scène is impeccable and his way of directing actors is traditional and effective. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 1, 2019
The actors scream, rampage, and flounce their way across the screen exactly as they did on stage, and what worked effectively within the limits of the proscenium, seems sometimes, to be simply exaggerated or hysterical when seen on the screen.
March 3, 2017
Rewatching it triggered my rediscovery of that period in film history when gay subjects were just gaining visibility and mainstream mediamakers were advancing recognition at the same time as the out-front cultural progress of disco.
June 16, 2005
February 3, 2005
OK version of the play enlivened by occasional flashes of Lester creativity.
January 1, 2005
Funny version of the Broadway show. Look for an early Treat Williams appearance.
December 21, 2004
October 23, 2004
The Ritz never quite succeeds. Its ambition is clearly to be a screwball comedy in the tradition of the 1930s classics and such recent attempts as What's Up, Doc? and Silent Movie. But it lacks the manic pacing, and the material grows thin