• Released
  • April 26, 2002
  • NR , 2 hr 0 min
  • Drama
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70

Variety

By Robert Koehler
All-encompassing drama.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
At once a sexy soap opera, at times lurid and bathetic, and also a gritty cautionary tale made by a filmmaker honest enough to have it both ways.
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60

New Times (L.A.)

By David Ehrenstein
When Circuit is on its game it's very telling and where it's at its best is detailing just how difficult it is for men so hedonistically self-involved to love one another.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
It makes the viewer wonder whether Circuit would have been stronger as a documentary instead of the well-intentioned, overlong, intermittently entertaining but flawed feature that it is.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
If anyone wants to watch naked men in the shower, naked men doing erotic dancing, naked men in bed and almost-naked men pumping iron, this is the film to see.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
With its thumping soundtrack, absence of body hair and a camera that practically pants over every bulge, curve and crack of the male form, the film is really closer to porn than a serious critique of what's wrong with this increasingly pervasive aspect of gay culture.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The movie's strongest draw is its kitsch value -- along with a wisecracking Bruce Vilanch, the cast includes '80s TV refugees Jm J. Bullock ("Too Close for Comfort") and the Greatest American Hero himself, William Katt.
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25

Boston Globe

Like ''Showgirls'' and ''Glitter,'' the most entertaining moments here are unintentional.
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Dirk Shafer's feature doesn't offer much in terms of plot or acting. But it does have oodles of hunky male bodies. The choice is yours.
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20

Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
It's too bad Shafer spent his budget making a fiction feature instead of just shooting a documentary about the scene. So much of the film is melodramatic kitsch, but there's still a movie in here.
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36 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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