Torch Song Trilogy Reviews

June 21, 2019
Real people ascend to melodrama and descend to harangue in exactly these circumstances; more importantly, the film knows that melodrama and harangue don't deserve respect and yet they compel it here...
September 13, 2017
A pleasant and sincere straightforward gay love story that is captivating and tender even if soppy in spots.
March 26, 2009
Bracing in its frank depiction of gay sex life, both promiscuous and committed.
March 11, 2006
Matthew Broderick shows his versatility and might as an actor here
February 9, 2006
A straightforward, very funny love story which glows with fulfilment and promise.
October 10, 2005
October 9, 2005
September 23, 2005
August 27, 2005
August 22, 2003
July 10, 2003
A rousing screen version of the 1983 Tony Award-winning play.
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.
April 18, 2003
January 7, 2003
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
An earnest, emotionally accurate, but seriously flawed drama.
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."
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...