Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots (2006)

Charlie Price faces the impending shut down of the Northampton shoe factory that his family has owned and operated for generations. Just when he feels that all is lost, he has a chance encounter with Lola, a flamboyant transvestite cabaret… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 5, 2006
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57%
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Kinky Boots relies heavily on the Full Monty formula of Britcoms, while playing it too safe in a desperate attempt not to offend. Ejiofor's performance is its redeeming virtue.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Overall, it's breezy, forgettable fluff, but 'kinky'? Obviously, the term is relative.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

It's a feel-good movie that happens to dress in drag.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Brit comedy is more warm and quirky than kinky.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

You'll giggle and laugh and never look at those things on your feet the same way again.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Oh, do come in, love -- welcome to the Twee Brit Comedy Factory.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

The film falls short of its initially obvious dramatic goals due to the shallow depths that screenwriters Geoff Deane and Tim Firth take their characters.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

It's a predictable and preachy stab at a comedy with heart, and its subversive silliness is eclipsed by an overwrought humanity.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Ejiofor's latest, Kinky Boots, may not enshrine itself in the halls of movie greatness, but it proves that this versatile British actor can do nearly anything.

Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

What Kinky Boots has going for it is a terrific performance from Chiwetel Ejiofor as Lola, who serves as the emotional heart of the film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
The premise of the film isn't all that hilarious as it's about a shoe factory in England that's restructuring. Sure, the adage of a drag queen… More
Nicki Marie
Just a nice little film. Won't change any ones life, and will probably have forgotten it five minutes after you've seen it, but not bad to watch to… More
Bathsheba Monk
The ecstatic dance Lola does in the beginning of this movie is so uplifting the movie could've ended there as far I'm concerned. But the rest of the… More
Anthony Lawrie
The idea was good, I actually remember watching the documentary in which it was based but unfortunately the message got very repetitive, the story got very… More
Cynthia S.
Based on an actual fetishism boot and shoe factory in England. Not sure why it took me 8 yrs. to catch this movie that I have heard so much about, but I am… More
Megan S
It was cute, it could have definitely been better. I think that it had the potential to be a great comedy but I'm not sure if the director really made up… More

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