The Flamingo Kid
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dillon does a good job in his fullest, least narcissistic characterization to date."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Even if The Flamingo Kid comes out of sit-com country, the character and the performance effortlessly rise above their origins."
‑ Andre Sennwald, New York Times
"Winning comedy about a have-not among the haves."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"The performances compensate, with Dillon turning in a light and touching portrait of confused ambitions."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Professionally made, quite entertaining, and disappointingly hollow."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The Flamingo Kid is one of those rare films that follows a traditional method of coming-of-age storytelling and then shakes it up by not dealing us mere caricatures and stereotypes."
‑ Erik Childress, Apollo Guide
"Dillon is a revelation in this movie."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"As coming-of-age stories go, this one is an underrated treasure with Dillon and Crenna doing fantastic work."
‑ Dan Fienberg,
"The Sixties setting seems a shade gratuitous and its attitude to easy money is ambiguous, but the characters are well drawn and the story is sensitively handled."
‑ , Film4
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