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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    It's hard to give two hoots about any of these characters. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Several notches above the usual gay-themed indie, and mostly manages to avoid -- or at least legitimately deploy -- the gratuitous throbbing beefcake scenes that are part and parcel of the genre. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    What if you made a pornographic movie with a real story line and better acting but didn't show any sex? You'd get The Fluffer, a movie that sounds and feels like the real thing but isn't. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The performances are more than serviceable and The Fluffer is well-paced and engaging until the flaccid climax. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Would have more heft if the filmmakers had been supplied with talented stars, original ideas, and a barely adequate budget. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Screenwriter and co-director West -- who works in gay porn -- evinces an easy and even-handed familiarity with the milieu, and his characters only occasionally lapse into broad caricature. show more

  • 50
    Film Threat

    Funny and sensitive for all its faults, The Fluffer is nevertheless unlikely to break out of the gay cinema ghetto. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    It's a great set-up, and for the first two-thirds or so of the film it works exceptionally well as a jaundiced satire on the world of gay porn. show more

  • 80
    Ernest Hardy L.A. Weekly

    Saturated with deep, rich color and low-key visual wit, and graced with sympathetic performances. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    That it is a fine example of modest-budget filmmaking, boasting first-rate acting, writing and directing, is not all that surprising. show more

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