Sugar (2004)

Adapted from a series of short stories by Canadian cult favorite Bruce La Bruce, this seriocomic coming-of-age story stars Andre Noble as Cliff, a teenager growing up in Toronto in the 1980s. While Cliff is aware of the fact he's gay… More

Rated: R
Running Time:
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2004
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

can't imagine a baseball fan%u2014or a moviegoer%u2014who wouldn't respond on some level to the new film "Sugar," a rich and moving reminder of the way professional sports aspirations can shape someone's destiny in the real world, as opposed to the mytho

Full review…
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A strong story with moments of insight and a vivid sense of mortality, but it's also scrappy and indulgent.

Full review…
Dennis Harvey

This tale of tortured love between a gay youth and street hustler juggles a complex load of emotional and tonal colors within an admirably lean runtime.

Full review…
S. James Wegg

A screening of Sugar should become compulsory for all young men contemplating the transition from school-yard beat-offs to full-service drug and hustling lifestyles.

Full review…
Emanuel Levy

This probation of the American Dream, a highlight of the Sundance Film Festival, benefits from a wonderful lead performance by a nonprofessional actor

Full review…
More reviews for Sugar

Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Coxxie Mild Sauce
86% of critics liked this.... yea. well dont ask me, i dont know anything.
Sunil Jawahir
More interesting than entertaining but I did like it.
Tom Ericksen
The only thing that I'm dissappointed about is that you see everybody'd BUT Brendan -- Whom you want to see if you watch this movie -- hehehehe
Daniel Parsons
A surprisingly excellent, and considering the source material is from Bruce LeBruce, unexploitative drama based on semi-autobiographical short stories.… More