Poster Boy
Poster Boy (2006)

The closeted, college-aged son of a conservative right-wing senator known as "The Nazi from North Carolina" finds his conscience tested when his tyrannical father attempts to use him to get the young vote in a heated political… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 14, 2006
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Debruge
Miami Herald

While the movie's discussion points certainly rank on par with those political thrillers, there's not enough substance for the movie to succeed on its own merits, a point underscored by posters selling the movie on Newton's perfectly airbrushed chest.

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Janice Page
Boston Globe

An overwrought story of American politics and image-making that really only gets interesting in the final act.

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

We all sat around in college having the sort of angry liberal rap sessions that this film painstakingly recreates. We don't have to relive them now.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A polemic masquerading as a movie, Poster Boy unspools like a humorless lecture on right-wing homophobia.

G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Some clunky writing and a distracting subplot limit the effectiveness of this ambitious low-budget indie.

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Phil Hall
EDGE Boston

Offers an affirmation that conservatives are not ready to cast that proverbial first stone.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Although audiences will admire the film's do-it-yourself energy and commitment, Poster Boy finally collapses of its own contrived weight, deflating just when it should soar into madcap -- or at least thoughtful -- satire.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Poster Boy is a muddled coming-out movie that, for no good reason, unfolds flashback style as Henry tells his story to a sleazy newspaper reporter.

David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

The people do not reduce to issues, but we know they will hit their issues marks reliably.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
This movie tries too hard to be "artsy" and the story gets lost in that process. It is really good compared to most gay movies. Several characters… More
Sarah Prisbylla
Not a well-made film. The concept was good and could have been developed a lot more. I felt like the characters were talking at each other, not to.
Sanjaya 丘耀文
It's accidentally I saw this movie... I just want to saw more movies about political, an one of my friends told me this movie was good.. But now I want to… More
Sylvester Kuo
The camera work made me wanna shoot myself.. Average acting for a low budget film and average plot. But they could have spent a bit more money on hiring a… More