Interior. Leather Bar.
Interior. Leather Bar. (2014)

In order to avoid an X rating, 40 minutes of gay S&M footage was rumored to be cut and destroyed from the 1980 film, "Cruising." Inspired by the mythology of this controversial film, filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 2, 2014
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

"Interior. Leather Bar." is a Rubik's Cube of a movie, an intriguing, layered puzzle that isn't easily solved.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

The vagueness feels like a term paper you have to grade.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Joylessly over-enunciates all of its questions in bluntly literal ways.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

We see brief, graphic shots of naked actors performing sexual acts. But it's the conversations about what those depictions represent that truly provoke.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Simultaneously an act of creation and deconstruction.

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Nathan Lee
Film Comment Magazine

A movie that continually puzzles over what it is and why it is being made.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

It largely consists of Franco musing about depictions of homosexual activity on film.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
RogerEbert.com

"Interior. Leather Bar" is ultimately more an idea for movie than a movie, the rap sessions ramble, and it feels half-baked by the time it gets to its climactic twist, which isn't as clever as it thinks.

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Chris Barsanti
Film Racket

The "reimagining" is the subject of much conversation, but little true engagement.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Utterly pointless, pretentious and stupid.
John Ballantine
A very curious attempt by James Franco to create an omitted scene from the film "Cruising". It is short, confusing and without much sense as to why… More
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The film started off with the promise of being the reimaging of the lost scenes of the Al Pacino movie, "Cruising". Then it some how turned into a hot… More
Daniel Parsons
I think it would have been far more interesting if the film was actually the promised missing material from "Cruising" rather than a faux-documentary… More
Christian C
Not at all what I expected. The film is not so much about the seedy material that might have been cut from the original Cruising film -- it's more about… More