Critics Consensus

By portraying its love story as nothing less than conventional, Trick avoids genre tropes to create a simple, effective romance.



Total Count: 23


Audience Score

User Ratings: 6,542
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In this comedy, Gabriel is a smart composer specializing in musical comedies. Mark is a real Adonis who works as a go-go dancer. They meet in a crowded subway train and are terribly attracted to each other. The problem is to find a suitable place to make love.

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Tori Spelling
as Katherine
Clinton Leupp
as Miss Coco Peru
Lacey Kohl
as Genevieve
Kevin Chamberlin
as Perry's Ex
Abbey Hope
as Business Woman
Kate Flannery
as Ridiculous Writer
Joey Dedio
as Ex Go-Go Boy
Ricky Ritzel
as Scary Man
Lisette Gutierrez
as Woman on the Subway
Kevin Andrew
as Stoop Cruiser
Bobby Peaco
as Lester Sinclair
Eric Bernat
as Funky Stage Manager
Missi Pyle
as Actress With Flowers
Debbie Troche
as Actress With Videotape
Michelle Brilliant
as Little Dyke
Nat De Wolfe
as Gay Reveler
Scottie Epstein
as Muscley Chest Guy
Helen Hanft
as Greasy Spoon Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Trick

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6)

  • A highlight of the 1999 Sundance Film Fest, Jim Fall's charming romantic comedy deviates from mnny gay-themed by not dealing with AIDS or other "serious" issues, instead centering on "simple" matters like dating and getting laid.

    Jan 4, 2007 | Rating: B

    Emanuel Levy

    Top Critic
  • The strength of Trick relies on some excellent supporting performances, not least from Beverly Hills 90210 starlet Tori Spelling.

    Apr 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • But what makes Trick different is that it tells a story that heterosexuals can also relate to.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 72/100
  • Jason Schafer's writing and Jim Fall's direction invest this with a loopy humor and skewed sensitivity that bring an essential freshness to all the blue-balled agony.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • Sexual orientation is moot in first-time feature director Jim Fall's breezy, single-day-spanning romantic comedy.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Thoroughly entertains in the context of this genre, but it also stands as being the most uplifting and romantic love story of the year.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Trick

  • May 03, 2012
    This is like the best queer cinema gem without any sex, loved the quirky characters and music in the film. The film did not rely on hot actors or fabulous jokes. Just the simple and raw acting was used to bring about the meaning of finding true love. It's such a beautiful film, I loved Christian Campbell and John Paul Pitoc. Tori Spelling was so cool, she played her bitchy character well. The film is so realistic, it's really engaging. One of those films that I would watch it over and over again.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2010
    I have a list of comments for this movie. 1. Christian Campbell is soooo cute. 2. Tori Spelling is soooo annoying 3. I feel like this movie would have been better as a short film. the same story could have been told a lot better in less time (like 15 minutes) Basically, there was just a lot that didnt need to be done and a lot of time wasting. The overall message could have been told much better in the form of a short film and Im sure I would have been much less disappointed had it been that way. What did this movie teach me? Best nickname ever: Beercan
    Sarah . Super Reviewer
  • Oct 24, 2008
    Finally some queer cinema which bothers with jokes actually pertinent and relevant to actual gay culture. In the first seven minutes, we get to see perfect parodies of (about half of) the types of annoying guys you don't want bothering you at the club - the drugged out ex-stripper, the blunt troll, the slick-lookin guy who just wants a sleazy unsafe threeway. From there, the film derails into normal dramedy territory, occasionally surfacing to visit a piano bar, an all night New York diner, an audition room, a contested fuck space. I read this movie best described as a "fever dream piece". Our lead is a cute naive-lookin young Broadway writer who picks up a suave overconfident stripper on the subway and spends the whole night trying unsuccessfully to find a hookup space. It's got its moments of sweetness and genuine feeling, always rare for a romance comedy. It's almost too shocking how much Tori Spelling looks like Miss Coco Peru.
    _kelly . Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2008
    Really liked it. Kinda crazy but in an awesome way.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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