Trick (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

Trick (1999)



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

Movie Info

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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Critic Reviews for Trick

All Critics (22) | 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.

January 4, 2007 | Rating: B
Top Critic

But what makes Trick different is that it tells a story that heterosexuals can also relate to.

January 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.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Sexual orientation is moot in first-time feature director Jim Fall's breezy, single-day-spanning romantic comedy.

January 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.

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

Audience Reviews for Trick

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 Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer


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 .King
_kelly .King

Super Reviewer

Really liked it. Kinda crazy but in an awesome way.

Sunil Jawahir
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