• Released
  • August 11, 2006
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • Drama
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Poster Boy Synopsis
Son of a right-wing Senator is outed as gay in an attempt to dissuade the Senator's re-election.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The film's strident tone also serves to undermine its generally above-average performances.
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50

Chicago Reader

By Hank Sartin
Director Zak Tucker is a bit too fond of jump cuts as signifiers of edginess. Still, when the material doesn't get in the way he's pretty...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Some clunky writing and a distracting subplot limit the effectiveness of this ambitious low-budget indie. Great idea for a movie, though.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Even with satisfying performances from the principal actors, Poster Boy is longer on energy than focus.
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50

Variety

By David Rooney
Underproduced and compromised by an uneven script and a tendency to descend into melodrama, the DV-lensed feature nonetheless is well acted...
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40

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
Although audiences will admire the film's do-it-yourself energy and commitment, Poster Boy finally collapses of its own contrived weight,...
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40

The New York Times

A polemic masquerading as a movie, Poster Boy unspools like a humorless lecture on right-wing homophobia.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
As irritating as an ideological college student, this earnest debut from Zak Tucker is determined to teach us a lesson about right and...
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38

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
An overwrought story of American politics and image-making that really only gets interesting in the final act.
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Tucker's message is sometimes on target, even if his film isn't.
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