Poster Boy

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36

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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)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. The film's strident tone also serves to undermine its generally above-average performances.
  2. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    50
    Underproduced and compromised by an uneven script and a tendency to descend into melodrama, the DV-lensed feature nonetheless is well acted and directed with confidence.
  3. 50
    Director Zak Tucker is a bit too fond of jump cuts as signifiers of edginess. Still, when the material doesn't get in the way he's pretty good at getting across the emotional content.
  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. Collapse
  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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