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  • Summary: Cut Sleeve Boys is a quirky stir fried journey of self discovery and ultimately, a makeover of the British Chinese gay experience. (Regent Releasing)
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  1. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    Something of a surprise: a gay-oriented feature that is genuinely touching and sincere.
  2. 70
    There’s a lot to like in writer-director Ray Yeung’s low-key romantic comedy, once you get past its overly enunciated identity issues, which were, according to Yeung, the film’s raison d’être.
  3. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Better than its promotional description: "A stir-fried journey of self-discovery" - but not by much.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    No amount of Botox or false eyelashes can rejuvenate helmer Ray Yeung's Cut Sleeve Boys, which recycles way too many gay cliches.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    The bones of something more interesting are there -- how people come to mentally and emotionally define themselves and the ways in which they often need to realign those beliefs -- but Yeung can never reconcile his impulses toward humor and human conflict, so things tend to sputter about, feeling disconnected and episodic.
  6. Reviewed by: Sid Smith
    Despite original touches, Cut Sleeve Boys is mostly a mediocre gay-themed movie plagued by tired humor and slapdash filmmaking.
  7. Unfortunately the movie's more interesting and challenging social aspects, which imply more than one "British-Chinese gay experience," are often overtaken by its smarminess--including an aggressively banal score and the way some actors have apparently been encouraged to overwork their eyebrows.

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