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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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40

Empire

By
Far too light and reliant on the Hollywood romantic clich_ to explore its topic intelligently, and - appropriately enough - leaves Kline...
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