Torch Song Trilogy
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bracing in its frank depiction of gay sex life, both promiscuous and committed."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The themes are universal, and Arnold is an Everyperson who wants to be loved not for what others want him to be, but for what he really is -- "a person, a valuable person.""
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Matthew Broderick shows his versatility and might as an actor here"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"An earnest, emotionally accurate, but seriously flawed drama."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"A straightforward, very funny love story which glows with fulfilment and promise."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"I have not seen anyone quite like Fierstein in the movies, and the fact that he is a specific individual gives this material a charm and weight it might have lacked if an interchangeable actor had played the role."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A rousing screen version of the 1983 Tony Award-winning play."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Greatly shortened from Mr. Fierstein's long-running, Tony Award-winning play, the film version emphasizes the lovable at every turn, but the surprise is that it does this entertainingly and well."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Simply viewed as a movie about people, Torch Song Trilogy has the kind of wit, grace, and intense feeling that Woody Allen tried for unsuccessfully in Interiors, September, and Another Woman..."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Effective, moving film version of Fierstein's play"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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