Torch Song Trilogy - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Torch Song Trilogy Reviews

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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Bracing in its frank depiction of gay sex life, both promiscuous and committed.
Clint Morris
March 11, 2006
Matthew Broderick shows his versatility and might as an actor here
| Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A straightforward, very funny love story which glows with fulfilment and promise.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 10, 2003
A rousing screen version of the 1983 Tony Award-winning play.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Greatly shortened from Mr. Fierstein's long-running, Tony Award-winning play, the film version emphasizes the lovable at every turn, but the surprise is that it does this entertainingly and well.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 26, 2002
by turns raucously funny, tender, defiant, sad and hopeful. It is a movie that rises to something like greatness on the writing and acting -- and the charisma of its star.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I have not seen anyone quite like Fierstein in the movies, and the fact that he is a specific individual gives this material a charm and weight it might have lacked if an interchangeable actor had played the role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The themes are universal, and Arnold is an Everyperson who wants to be loved not for what others want him to be, but for what he really is -- "a person, a valuable person."
Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000
An earnest, emotionally accurate, but seriously flawed drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 14, 1988
Simply viewed as a movie about people, Torch Song Trilogy has the kind of wit, grace, and intense feeling that Woody Allen tried for unsuccessfully in Interiors, September, and Another Woman...
| Original Score: 3/4
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
August 27, 2005
| Original Score: C+
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 18, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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