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The Trip Reviews

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January 10, 2011
doesn't insult your intelligence or rely strictly on cliché to gain a few knowing chuckles
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 25, 2003
Despite its flaws, it eventually gets under your skin and is sweetly moving.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2003
There is absolutely nothing that hasn't been said more compellingly and originally somewhere else, and said often.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 5, 2003
The story's third-act detour into tragedy is predictable and unwelcome, providing a resolution that is too pat and familiar to be moving.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 14, 2003
It's ... drenched in melodrama, saddled with a forced plot and surrounded by so many character stereotypes that the film almost becomes self-parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 1, 2003
By the time it's over you'll be able to fill a bumper sticker with everything you've learned.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 29, 2003
There are a couple of good aspects to "The Trip," particularly Steve Braun's performance, that will appeal to its niche audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 25, 2003
Pack your sequined T-shirts, your favorite bell-bottoms, and a sturdy houseplant and get ready to take a sentimental trip with two guys who will first have you laughing and then shedding a tear or two.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 25, 2003
For a film with so many problems, it is awfully hard to dislike.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 21, 2003
The soft personal story is caught between history, including the coming of AIDS, and Swain's reach for sitcom bitchiness and final pathos indebted to Midnight Cowboy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 21, 2003
The screenplay has huge holes, character motivations are inexplicable, the tone switches from serious to loopy and back to serious, and the editing is choppy and uneven.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 11, 2003
The acting in The Trip is inconsistent, and I didn't really buy the conflict at its heart, but it's a big-hearted movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 10, 2003
The Trip almost dares you not to like it, even when its script heads in all the wrong directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 20, 2003
The movie's strength is the rapport between the two appealing leads. It's hurt, though, by shifts in structure and tone.
June 19, 2003
Riddled with romantic and political cliches but is often redeemed by the charismatic performances of Braun and Sullivan.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 9, 2003
The Trip handles some of its seriocomic moments awkwardly... but, anchored by solid acting and deftly managed scenes, it's a project that bodes well for nearly all the young talent involved.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 5, 2003
Like being stuck in the backseat on a lengthy family expedition with nothing to do but play that license-plate game, The Trip is an extended journey into boredom.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 5, 2003
A journey well worth taking, encompassing a tender, wrenching love story set against an 11-year span of the gay rights movement, from 1973 to 1984.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 5, 2003
As so often happens in queer moviemaking, the attempts at raucous humor distract from the lovers.
June 2, 2003
This is a trip where you will likely find yourself asking, 'Are we there yet?'
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