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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Don't worry. It just sounds like another bad Sharon Stone movie. Kinky Boots trips on its contrived plot, but this blend of trash and sass is a comfy fit. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Really, the only thing kinky about this movie is its title. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It would be nice to be able to report that Kinky Boots is a kick in the pants. But this conventional, manipulative British import feels like a re-soled pair of shoes that unquestionably have seen their day. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This English heart-warmer isn't all that kinky. It's actually quite sweet-spirited, as well as unswervingly formulaic. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    This pleasant but predictable affair does one thing very well: showcasing the versatility of Chiwetel Ejiofor. The London actor can be seen as Denzel Washington's detective sidekick in "Inside Man." Watch him chomp down on a New York accent with Washington, and then watch him as Lola (a.k.a. Simon), a cabaret performer in makeup, wig and wild gowns. That's acting. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Julian Jarrold's cheerful, utterly predictable crowd-pleaser affirms that, according to many recent films out of Britain, there's a quirky interest to cure whatever ails you. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is in the naughty-but-nice British tradition in which characters walk on the wild side but never seem to do anything else there. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Directed by Julian Jarrold and co-written by Tim Firth ("Calendar Girls"), the movie is quite enjoyable, effortlessly well-done on every level, even moving at times, but relatively light weight. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Ejiofor's polished, energetic performance -- including several song-and-dance numbers -- enlivens what's basically comfort food in movie form, but sometimes comfort food is exactly what the doctor ordered. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    An above-average entry in this niche genre, wherein groups of working-class people band together against adversity. show more

  • November 11, 2008 jakemladinich3
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    Show me the boots...I want to buy the boots...I've seen the movie.

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