Straight Jacket
Straight Jacket (2004)

An actor trying to keep the truth about his love life under wraps discovers feelings he doesn't want to hide in this frothy comedy. It's the mid-'50s, and Guy Stone (Matt Letscher) is a very successful movie star. Tall,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 21, 2005
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

It's a shame, then, that Straight-Jacket turns dour and melodramatic ... The light-hearted fun seeps out of the movie, replaced by trite interludes of coming-out angst, McCarthy-era persecution and even gay-bashing.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

A fey and frisky farce with a fabulous fashion sense.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

On film, things play as flatly as any failed soufflé.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It has verve, color and energy, but there's something fundamentally bogus about it, and whenever it takes a turn into seriousness, entire moments fall apart.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Wastes its promising premise with a wavering tone that veers uneasily between camp humor and, pardon the expression, straightness.

Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Until it tries to mean something, Straight-Jacket is an enjoyably manic little farce whose wit far exceeds its production budget.

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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

Day's pyrotechnic dialogue and instinctive comic timing make Straight-Jacket a delight.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

This featherweight spoof of closeted, Red-baiting Hollywood in the mid-1950's is played as such an exaggerated cartoon that its political outrage is dissipated by its stridency.

Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

At its best when it's sending up '50s-era Hollywood and it's at its worst when trying to make a serious point.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Ina S
Very fun, campy film with some great moments and lead actors that throw themselves into the film with gusto and a lot of self-deprecating humour. The timing… More