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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Some clunky writing and a distracting subplot limit the effectiveness of this ambitious low-budget indie. Great idea for a movie, though. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    As irritating as an ideological college student, this earnest debut from Zak Tucker is determined to teach us a lesson about right and wrong. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The film's strident tone also serves to undermine its generally above-average performances. show more

  • 38
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    An overwrought story of American politics and image-making that really only gets interesting in the final act. show more

  • 25
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Tucker's message is sometimes on target, even if his film isn't. show more

  • 50
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Even with satisfying performances from the principal actors, Poster Boy is longer on energy than focus. show more

  • 50
    David Rooney Variety

    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. show more

  • 50
    Hank Sartin Chicago Reader

    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. show more

  • 40
    The New York Times

    A polemic masquerading as a movie, Poster Boy unspools like a humorless lecture on right-wing homophobia. show more

  • 40
    Ann Hornaday Washington Post

    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. show more

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