Kinky Boots Synopsis
A female impersonator (Chiwetel Ejiofor) designs erotic footwear for a struggling factory.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This pleasant but predictable affair does one thing very well: showcasing the versatility of Chiwetel Ejiofor. The London actor can be seen...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Directed by Julian Jarrold and co-written by Tim Firth ("Calendar Girls"), the movie is quite enjoyable, effortlessly well-done on every...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is in the naughty-but-nice British tradition in which characters walk on the wild side but never seem to do anything else there.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Not since ''Mannequin on the Move" has a flamboyant black man brought so much fabulousness to stiff white heterosexuals.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Don't worry. It just sounds like another bad Sharon Stone movie. Kinky Boots trips on its contrived plot, but this blend of trash and sass...
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This English heart-warmer isn't all that kinky. It's actually quite sweet-spirited, as well as unswervingly formulaic.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The fact that this formulaically winsome movie, directed by British TV helmer Julian Jarrold, is based on product-line changes at a real...
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Julian Jarrold's cheerful, utterly predictable crowd-pleaser affirms that, according to many recent films out of Britain, there's a quirky...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Really, the only thing kinky about this movie is its title.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It would be nice to be able to report that Kinky Boots is a kick in the pants. But this conventional, manipulative British import feels...
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Five Word Review

By Jetmecmom
odd funny quirky cute good...

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Rated PG-13 | For Thematic Material, Sexuality and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Brit comedy is more warm and quirky than kinky.
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