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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The butt of the hilarious and heartfelt screenplay by Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey) is homophobia, and his sting is wickedly on target. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    May provide a service by making gay issues innocuous and funny and more acceptable to a broader audience, but Rudnick's play-it-safe script and Frank Oz's antiseptic direction manage instead to trivialize the subject. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This is a rare, "feel good" motion picture that doesn't insult our intelligence while making its play for our emotions. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The result is one of the jollier comedies of the year, a movie so mainstream that you can almost watch it backing away from confrontation, a film aimed primarily at a middle-American heterosexual audience. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Combines a celebration of tolerance with an affirmation of family and community values, and a surprising amount of laugh-out-loud hilarity. show more

  • 63
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Even if the movie is not a work of comic - or philosophical - genius, its existence does foretell of tolerance gaining a foothold in a largely intolerant world. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    It's not about sex -- it's about Barbra and Bette and the Village People: That's the lesson of this cheerful, mainstream comedy about tabloid TV, Hollywood sophistry and family values that finally gets discussion about gay people out of the bedroom and into the record store, where it belongs. show more

  • 40
    Empire

    Far too light and reliant on the Hollywood romantic clich_ to explore its topic intelligently, and - appropriately enough - leaves Kline looking like a Muppet. show more

  • 78
    Russell Smith Austin Chronicle

    My advice: Go; see; laugh yourself silly. show more

  • 91
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    As a sharky, gay TV journalist investigating the story, Tom Selleck charms by playing in contrast to his own determinedly hetero persona. show more

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