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  • Summary: Inspired by the real-life story of lesbian Mary Cheney, daughter of conservative Vice President Dick Cheney, Poster Boy is a timely and provocative story set against the explosive intersection of radical right-wing politics and increasing gay visibility. (Regent Releasing)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. 63
    The film's strident tone also serves to undermine its generally above-average performances.
  2. Even with satisfying performances from the principal actors, Poster Boy is longer on energy than focus.
  3. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    50
    Some clunky writing and a distracting subplot limit the effectiveness of this ambitious low-budget indie. Great idea for a movie, though.
  4. 40
    Although audiences will admire the film's do-it-yourself energy and commitment, Poster Boy finally collapses of its own contrived weight, deflating just when it should soar into madcap -- or at least thoughtful -- satire.
  5. As irritating as an ideological college student, this earnest debut from Zak Tucker is determined to teach us a lesson about right and wrong.
  6. 38
    An overwrought story of American politics and image-making that really only gets interesting in the final act.
  7. 25
    Tucker's message is sometimes on target, even if his film isn't.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Shays
    Oct 18, 2009
    9
    Great Movie overall. But even PORN movies are better directed and edited than this movie.
  2. StevenH.
    Apr 24, 2008
    5
    Not a stupid movie - an interesting idea, actually. I watched with low expectations and enjoyed it more than I expected. I thought the acting Not a stupid movie - an interesting idea, actually. I watched with low expectations and enjoyed it more than I expected. I thought the acting was quite good and the direction was OK. It was let down by a script which was interestingly literate in parts and amazingly clunky in other parts; the framing device of talking to a journalist was artificial and unnecessary; the Izzie sub-plot was distracting; and several plot points seemed implausible to me. Nevertheless, by the time of the climactic speech I was glued to the screen and keen to see how it would all end. Expand
  3. RandyJ.
    Aug 18, 2006
    0
    stupid movie...really stupid movie.
  4. Eldon
    Nov 27, 2006
    0
    Geez, I wish I could argue with Randy J's review, but it's really not possible. LOL. It's a really bad movie. And I can't Geez, I wish I could argue with Randy J's review, but it's really not possible. LOL. It's a really bad movie. And I can't even get into the horrible gay stereotyping. Not a thing illumined here, just keep moving past this one! Wow, it was bad. Expand

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