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Showboy

Not Yet Rated In Theaters 04/9/2004 , 90min.
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Critic score based on 8 reviews

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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. Full Review
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. Full Review
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. Full Review
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. Full Review
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
The result is a deliberate conflation of fact and fiction that yields unexpected emotional impact. Full Review

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