The Trip Reviews

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July 25, 2003
For a film with so many problems, it is awfully hard to dislike.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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