The Leading Man Reviews

April 17, 2018
While buff, blandly handsome and a pleasant enough screen presence, Jon Bon Jovi can't suggest the bottomless reserves of guile, intelligence and resolve his role demands.
April 17, 2018
Maybe I'm just a sucker for backstage stories about theater people as well as for Thandie Newton, but this English picture kept me absorbed, happy, and occasionally amused despite its dubious details.
March 26, 2009
On the evidence of this and "Moonlight and Valentino," Bon Jovi could have a screen future if he continues to make the right choices.
February 9, 2006
This is watchable, but old hat.
June 13, 2003
January 2, 2003
Jon Bon Jovi, with his fiendishly angelic smile, thick, unruly locks, and piercing, flirtatious orbs, is slowly grooming himself for stardom.
July 29, 2002
February 14, 2001
A handsome, polished effort, "The Leading Man" is a sly, traditional-style delight.
January 1, 2000
Like the characters' imminent theatre - there's a pervading sense of unreality which makes full connection with the movie rather difficult.
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, the delicate chemistry of success eludes "The Leading Man," which is watchable without being gripping.
January 1, 2000
Begins as a backstage story about the London theater world, and then a little Hitchcockian intrigue edges into the frame.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
A dark but frequently delightful comedy of manners.
January 1, 2000
Nicely written, with wry British observations, and featuring strong performances all round, while this is not one of Duigan's best works, it's still a sharply observed piece, beautifully performed.
March 6, 1998