Boys Life 4: Four Play
Boys Life 4: Four Play (2003)

The fourth entry in the Boys Life series collects another set of gay-themed indie shorts from Strand Releasing. Executive produced by series creator Brian Sloan, this release consists of four short films each shot on digital video. Directed… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 2003
DVD Release Date: November 25, 2003
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Each segment ... is polished, succinctly developed and well-acted.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

Requires only four titles for its 87-minute running time, a sign of how much more substantial and ambitious work in the field has become.

Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

The Boys Life series has always been a little about wish fulfillment.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

Well-rounded collection of gay-themed shorts.

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Gene Seymour

Mixed bag.

David Noh
Film Journal International

Unfortunately not one of the stronger outings in this compilation series of gay short films

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Features a quartet of efforts more reflective of the filmmakers' career aspirations than of a desire for meaningful expression.

Dennis Lim
Village Voice

While Strand's gay-shorts series took a tentative step toward maturity with 2000's Boys Life 3, this fourth anthology represents a full-blown regression.

E! Online

If the fourth installment of the popular Boys Life films is any indication, there's not much life left in this anthology series.

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