Flawless (1999) Synopsis
A man (Robert De Niro) takes singing lessons from his drag-queen neighbor (Philip Seymour Hoffman) .
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It says a lot for Joel Schumacher's Flawless that you can see the picture's high-concept heart a mile away and still be won over by it.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Contrived and overly schematic, but De Niro and Hoffman are such good actors that it never slips into pat sentiment.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A smartly crafted throwback to the gritty Manhattan crime melodramas of the '40s .
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
More fable than slice of life, and all these people and props give Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman their opening to create two...
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66

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Perhaps most depressingly, in pulling out all the stops for an ugly, violent climax, he (Schumacher) cheapens this vividly drawn slice of...
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Worth stumbling into on cable not all that far into next year.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
De Niro gives a technically brilliant performance as Walt, struggling with a body that will no longer obey him.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
At its best when it simply lets Hoffman and De Niro play off each other .
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Save your breath, and your money.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Hoffman's turn as the drag queen has its endearing and comically catty moments, but Flawless' utter phoniness subsumes all efforts at...
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