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The never-ending search for Mr. Right takes a surprise detour into totally unexplored territory with PUNKS. This sparkling, rhythm-and-blues-driven romantic comedy is the story of four close-knit friends trying to find that mythical relationship that will make finally make things right. But if you think that sounds familiar, think again, because PUNKS is the first-ever comic love story set amidst the world of African-American gay men.

The four best friends in PUNKS are each doing their best to make it in LA: they're successful, handsome, smart . . . and smarting from the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Terrific entertainment, full of wit and energy, alternately hilarious and serious -- and very sexy."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Admirable for its candor, its good humor and its bravery."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Sad to report, however, it just isn't very good."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"[A] mixture of heavy-handed poignancy, hopefulness in the face of adversity and bitchy dialogue."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"This entertaining film is chock full of Chris' musical numbers, in which he lip-syncs a large portion of the Sister Sledge catalog with his group, The Ladies."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"Infectious and saucy."
‑ Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News
"Thanks to an uninhibited screenplay and the easy, unforced chemistry of its ensemble cast, Punks is mostly good, snappy fun."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
"While this amiable romantic comedy ... is sure to please most of its target audience, others are going to leave the theater humming that Peggy Lee classic 'Is That All There Is?'"
‑ David Ehrenstein, New Times
"While Punks may not break any other cinematic ground beyond its subject matter, it does offer some very funny dialogue, a couple of good performances, and some splendid drag numbers."
‑ Rod Armstrong, Reel.com
"Lively, well-acted and directed with assurance by newcomer Patrik-Ian Polk."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Although there are fun and perceptive moments, the script opts for trite sketches of life that ultimately feel forced."
‑ Kim Morgan, Oregonian
"Though frequently festive, Punks' performances are uneven, and the predictable narrative, while avoiding melodramatic traps, slips into sappy ones."
‑ , E! Online
"Even without the pre-title announcement that this romantic comedy is writer-director Patrik-Ian Polk's first film, it's pretty obvious that we're in the hands of a beginner."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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