Flawless
Flawless (1999)

Can a homophobic former rent-a-cop find happiness learning to sing with a man in a dress? That's the big question in this comedy-drama. A retired security guard (Robert De Niro), deeply conservative and set in his ways, falls victim to… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 14, 2001
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
44%
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User Score
53%



Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Uneven performances, formulaic.

Emanuel Levy
Variety

Outdated and schematic, this two-character melodrama belongs to the 1970s, when transsexuals were "novel" dramatic persona; even the gifted Philip Seymour Hoffman is defeated by the writing and direction.

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Charles Taylor
Salon.com

You need a pair of huge, hairy ones to make a picture this bad and call it "Flawless."

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...a well-balance work that captures the often jaw dropping performances by the dancers.

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Time Out

For what it's worth, this could be Schumacher's best film.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

"Flawless" is contrived and overly schematic, but De Niro and Hoffman are such good actors that it never slips into pat sentiment.

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Chris Gore
Film Threat

What's worse than a film directed by Joel Schumacher? How about a film written and directed by Joel Schumacher?

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Its weary clichés and flat comic bits are apparently supposed to be fresh and insightful.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

So awful it just might put an end to Hollywood's hypocritical infatuation with men in drag as symbols of its own supposedly liberated sexual attitudes.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

De Niro and Hoffman deliver the goods, but they are lost within a cockamamie, violent subplot that pulls down everything.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
Philip Seymour Hoffman's master-class performance as troubled drag queen Rusty sadly goes to waste in this laughable film. "Rusty" stands as the… More
Panta Oz
I cannot believe that this film is so underrated... I found the story of Walter Koontz (Robert De Niro) - highly decorated "local hero" police officer… More
Anthony Lawrie
Contrived nonsense. Robert De Niro & Philip Seymour Hoffman are better than this. Joel Schumacher however, is not.
Mike T.
One of the main issues I have with this movie is that I can't possibly think of who Schumacher was trying to speak to with his script. It's not… More
Lady D'arbanville
Another great film from Joel Schumacher, with a great performance from De Niro (as always) who very convincingly played a Stroke patient, but even more… More
Marcus Woolcott
De Niro as a tough retired cop. Hoffman as a insecure drag queen. And Schumacher proving yet again that the lower his budget, the better the film. It's… More