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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A straightforward, very funny love story which glows with fulfilment and promise.
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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
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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."
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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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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