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

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: November 16, 2004
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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

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.

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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.

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.

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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

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% 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