• By Hook or by Crook (2002)

By Hook or by Crook

Release Date: April 12th, 2002

DVD Release Date: May 27th, 2003

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

"By Hook or Crook" is a buddy film that chronicles three weeks in the life of a handsome, gender-bending, small-town butch with a nagging messiah-complex. Emotionally defeated since the death of her father, Shy heads to the big city to sink herself into a life of crime. She is quickly distracted by Valentine, a deliriously expressive, wise-acre adoptee on a misguided search for her birth mother. The two freaky grifters join forces and learn the true meaning of poise under pressure.

Cast: Silas Howard, Harry Dodge, Stanya Kahn, Carina Gia, Joan Jett

Director: Harry Dodge , Silas Howard

Genres: Comedy drama

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 25
    V.A. MusettoNew York Post

    Has a promising start. But it quickly becomes tiresome and cliché-ridden - not to mention depressing and pointless. show more

  • 50
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    An appealing, if decidedly unconventional, buddy picture that seems to channel "Midnight Cowboy" while going its own quirky way. show more

  • 50
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

    Not particularly good -- meaning navigable, remotely entertaining, pleasing to the eye -- it does, rather nobly, want to hip its audience to gender fluidity. show more

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