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  • January 25, 1997
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Love! Valour! Compassion! Synopsis
Eight gay men spend holiday weekends contemplating relationships, AIDS and mortality.
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Film Threat

By Ron Wells
The best thing the filmmakers did was to pull a cast out of the stage productions. Importantly, the actors convey a sense of history and...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
But the great revelation in this version is the terrific, beautifully controlled work of Alexander -- Seinfeld's most gifted actor, whose...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
McNally adapted his Tony-award winning play for the screen, and for once a movie is an improvement on the stage version.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
There are endearing and powerful moments which thankfully overshadow the occasional clich├ęd passages.
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By James Berardinelli
It's rare for homosexuals in mainstream motion pictures to be presented as individuals rather than icons; Love! Valour! Compassion! defies...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Yet Love! Valour! Compassion! has power and insight, and perhaps what makes it strong is its disinterest in technical experiments: It is...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Most of the cast (along with director Joe Mantello) have been recruited from the stage play, and they all do a fine job of trimming their...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's all about as white and bourgeois as you can get, but the film does take a few risks, and some actually pay off.
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San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
But what McNally, director Joe Mantello and a cast brought straight from the original New York stage production all accomplish is the...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Even the nasty zingers here seem tiresomely windy. [16May1997 Pg 02.D]
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