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  • Summary: John is an ex-cop who leaves small-town life and provincial attitudes behind for a new existence in West Hollywood. As he seeks an open, accepting gay life, John is introduced to the fast-paced Circuit Party scene, featuring beautiful people and a tantalizing mixture of sex and drugs. (Circuit, LLC) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. At once a sexy soap opera, at times lurid and bathetic, and also a gritty cautionary tale made by a filmmaker honest enough to have it both ways.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    70
    All-encompassing drama.
  3. When Circuit is on its game it's very telling and where it's at its best is detailing just how difficult it is for men so hedonistically self-involved to love one another.
  4. 50
    Shafer (himself a former Playgirl centerfold) never quite manages the incisive social critique his story seems to require.
  5. 40
    Mostly, Shafer and co-writer Gregory Hinton lack a strong-minded viewpoint, or a sense of humor, about a world in which the DJ has the power to unify, if only for a night, men of godlike beauty and the mortals who worship them.
  6. 40
    As slick and attractive as its cast. But the movie gets away from Shafer.
  7. 10
    Even from deep in a K-hole, you'd need about 10 seconds to figure out the remaining plot twists in this jaded muscle-queen morality tale.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4