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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Unlike such similar efforts as "A Mighty Wind," this would-be satire isn't funny enough to be entertaining, nor is it clever enough to fool us. show more

  • NA
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Lethargically paced, badly edited and shot in hideous digital video. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Taylor, while perhaps a little small to become a real Vegas showboy, makes for a very charismatic hero, while Joaquin Baca-Asay's cinematography captures all the glitz and slightly tawdry glamour of the Vegas strip. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    The result is a deliberate conflation of fact and fiction that yields unexpected emotional impact. show more

  • 50
    Chuck Wilson L.A. Weekly

    The film takes on unexpected weight when Christian cops to his intense personal loneliness. That's not the stuff of high comedy, but it's brave and, in these days of rah-rah, everyone's-in-love gay media, rather refreshing. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    The lesson of Showboy is how disturbingly easy it is for an audience to trust what it sees when confronted with a film posing as factual documentary. show more

  • 50
    Scott Foundas Variety

    It's a rich idea for a comedy, even if the filmmakers seem timid about making the pic the full-on satire it might have been. show more

  • 20
    Village Voice

    So amateurish that its awkward Whoopi Goldberg cameo actually adds a touch of class, Showboy is an ill-conceived, often implausible hybrid of fact and fiction. show more

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