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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    Fascinating context but awkwardly told. show more

  • 63
    New York Daily News

    Evan succeeds in drawing a parallel about the lack of racial and sexual tolerance in both eras, but Perry's inner turmoil is nowhere near as interesting as the lively flashbacks. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Fascinating and absorbing tale. show more

  • 75
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    An intelligent and entertaining exploration of racial and sexual politics that brings alive the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, and draws parallels with African-American identity crises of today. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A very good drama about the difficulties of being young, black, and gay. With a bigger budget and a sharper focus, it might have been a great one. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    Ambitious but clumsy, it's a movie to appreciate rather than to be engaged by. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Interesting for its historical content. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Funny, sexy and very cleverly done. show more

  • 50
    Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle

    This first dramatic feature by documentarian Evans is an important film but not necessarily a successful one. show more

  • 83
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    First-time writer-director Rodney Evans makes a ballsy leap into historical fantasia, with heartfelt fervor outrunning stray moments of artistic gawkiness. show more

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