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  • Summary: This comedy is revolutionary in its honest, touching, and hilarious depiction of Taiwanese gay teen life. (Strand Releasing)
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  1. A giddy romp that never takes itself seriously in the slightest, and that makes Taipei look like the center of the gay universe.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    60
    More interested in romance than sex, Formula 17 swoons with youthful innocence.
  3. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    50
    While it has about as much depth and nuance as the bubblegum Sino-pop tunes that pepper its soundtrack, Formula 17 is a fresh, sweet-natured affair with an attractive young cast that should play to the gay-teen niche.
  4. 50
    It might be, empirically speaking, the gayest movie ever released.
  5. At least it's as sweet as it is superficial.
  6. 50
    There are no women or straight men left in Taipei. At least that's the impression left by Formula 17, in which every single person (except for one child) is a gay cutie.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 5