91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
As a sharky, gay TV journalist investigating the story, Tom Selleck charms by playing in contrast to his own determinedly hetero persona.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The butt of the hilarious and heartfelt screenplay by Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey) is homophobia, and his sting is wickedly on target.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is a rare, "feel good" motion picture that doesn't insult our intelligence while making its play for our emotions.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Russell Smith
My advice: Go; see; laugh yourself silly.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Combines a celebration of tolerance with an affirmation of family and community values, and a surprising amount of laugh-out-loud hilarity.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The result is one of the jollier comedies of the year, a movie so mainstream that you can almost watch it backing away from confrontation, a film aimed primarily at a middle-American heterosexual audience.
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63

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
Even if the movie is not a work of comic - or philosophical - genius, its existence does foretell of tolerance gaining a foothold in a largely intolerant world.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
It's not about sex -- it's about Barbra and Bette and the Village People: That's the lesson of this cheerful, mainstream comedy about tabloid TV, Hollywood sophistry and family values that finally gets discussion about gay people out of the bedroom and into the record store, where it belongs.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
May provide a service by making gay issues innocuous and funny and more acceptable to a broader audience, but Rudnick's play-it-safe script and Frank Oz's antiseptic direction manage instead to trivialize the subject.
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40

Empire

Far too light and reliant on the Hollywood romantic clich_ to explore its topic intelligently, and - appropriately enough - leaves Kline looking like a Muppet.
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70 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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