• Released
  • November 2, 2001
  • R , 1 hr 44 min
  • Comedy
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Terrific entertainment, full of wit and energy, alternately hilarious and serious -- and very sexy.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Lively, well-acted and directed with assurance.
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The New York Times

By Dana Stevens
The movie's warmth, and Mr. Gilliam's sober, likable performance sustain it through its ragged stretches and amateurish lapses.
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New Times (L.A.)

By David Ehrenstein
For those partial to sublimely happy endings there won't be a peep of complaint. Only us recalcitrant souls will be left wishing Punks had just a tad more spunk.
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By Dennis Harvey
Slick, ingratiating and high-spirited enough to win over gay men of all colors.
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Village Voice

By Mark Holcomb
Thanks to an uninhibited screenplay and the easy, unforced chemistry of its ensemble cast, Punks is mostly good, snappy fun.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
At its best when it embraces its true identity, as frivolous fun.
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L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
For a film purporting to tell it like it is for black gay men, race is the most poorly handled aspect in Punk's equation; it's almost as if it had no relevance. That might have flown if its most telling moment didn't suggest otherwise.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
Never mind the fact that romantic comedies about gay African-American and Latino men aren't exactly plentiful, let alone ones this good-natured.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Energetic and ambitious, and its likeable cast marks a welcome return of non-white faces to the center of a gay-themed film.
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55 out of 100
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