Adored

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  • Summary: Italian porn icon Riki Kandinsky discovers the humanity burning beneath his legendary flesh.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 7 out of 11
  1. A vanity project so preposterous it deserves to become an instant camp hit.
  2. This skillfully made Italian heart-tugger was a success on home ground. Its star, Marco Filiberti, in an audacious writing and directing debut, has lots on his mind and much in his heart, and as a filmmaker displays a Douglas Sirkian flair for finding substance in melodrama.
  3. Tries to be too many things, none very convincingly: plea for tolerance, docu-style character study, old-fashioned weepie.
  4. 30
    He's (Marco Filiberti) his own best audience, and Adored is best left to his own enjoyment.
  5. 30
    This feeble comedy-tragedy has Sirkian aspirations but never misses an opportunity to settle for being flesh-friendly gay-film-festival fodder. This is a vanity project, not so much acted as posed.
  6. Not only is Adored amateurish and mawkish even by the standards of American "gaysploitation" cinema, it's weirdly shy about showing nudity and sex.
  7. 20
    Adored stands at the crossroads where Telemundo and beefcake magazines collide, but for strangers to that intersection, the film's camp value is exceeded only by its tedium.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Deborah
    Nov 7, 2005
    10
    I cried and was touched by the content. Just needing to be respected and accepted for who you are.

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