70

Film Threat

By Phil Hall
Something of a surprise: a gay-oriented feature that is genuinely touching and sincere.
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70

L.A. Weekly

By Paul Malcolm
There’s a lot to like in writer-director Ray Yeung’s low-key romantic comedy, once you get past its overly enunciated identity issues, which were, according to Yeung, the film’s raison d’être.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Better than its promotional description: "A stir-fried journey of self-discovery" - but not by much.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
There's nothing particularly original about art-director-turned-filmmaker Ray Yeung's good-natured look at a pair of aging gay men in London, other than the fact that these men happen to be of Chinese descent. Beyond that, it's pretty much gay business as usual.
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50

Variety

No amount of Botox or false eyelashes can rejuvenate helmer Ray Yeung's Cut Sleeve Boys, which recycles way too many gay cliches.
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40

Los Angeles Times

The bones of something more interesting are there -- how people come to mentally and emotionally define themselves and the ways in which they often need to realign those beliefs -- but Yeung can never reconcile his impulses toward humor and human conflict, so things tend to sputter about, feeling disconnected and episodic.
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38

Chicago Tribune

Despite original touches, Cut Sleeve Boys is mostly a mediocre gay-themed movie plagued by tired humor and slapdash filmmaking.
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30

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Unfortunately the movie's more interesting and challenging social aspects, which imply more than one "British-Chinese gay experience," are often overtaken by its smarminess--including an aggressively banal score and the way some actors have apparently been encouraged to overwork their eyebrows.
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45 out of 100
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