Dorian Blues Synopsis
A High-school senior must come to terms with being homosexual.
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The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
Dorian Blues covers extremely familiar territory, but does so with low-key wit and ingratiating charm.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Eschews the heavy sexual content (and most of the clichés) of so many gay films -- it also has a lot of heart.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Inconsequential but intermittently charming.
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60

Dallas Observer

By Melissa Levine
Its smarmy resolution just doesn't work; the lessons learned are a bit too medicinal. But we're willing to forgive, since it's otherwise a...
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
With its moments of comic relief overly exaggerated and at odds with its realistic tone, Dorian Blues is at its best at its most serious.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Even if the story is hackneyed, it's hackneyed in a warm and universal way.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The buoyant McMillan is a charming presence, but he's entirely miscast as a character described as moody and angry.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
The movie's third act goes astray as the storyline shifts to Dorian's dating problems, which seem an overextended tangent to his coming-out...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Doesn't transcend the yawner template of coming-out films.
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20

Film Threat

By Phil Hall
Has a terrible air of been-there/done-that.
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Rated NR