Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    Psychologically thin, artistically flabby, and symbolically opaque.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. HaleyA.
    Apr 7, 2008
    Amazing film! Probably one of the best films about alternative lifestyles ever made, and surely one of the most genuine and understanding film dealing with that subject. Ian McKellen is wonderful as James Whale, and, I think, should have won the Oscar that he lost out on. Brendan Fraser delivers one of his best performances, and was sadly overlooked by many critics. This is a very touching story about two lonely men (a rich, gay, former film director, and a straight, ex-marine, gardener) that form a friendship and help to mend each others wounds, so to speak. If you haven't seen this film, give it a look. It's a beautiful work of art that has gone somewhat unnoticed. Full Review »