• Released
  • April 9, 2004
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • Comedy
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
The result is a deliberate conflation of fact and fiction that yields unexpected emotional impact.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Taylor, while perhaps a little small to become a real Vegas showboy, makes for a very charismatic hero, while Joaquin Baca-Asay's cinematography captures all the glitz and slightly tawdry glamour of the Vegas strip.
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50

L.A. Weekly

By Chuck Wilson
The film takes on unexpected weight when Christian cops to his intense personal loneliness. That's not the stuff of high comedy, but it's brave and, in these days of rah-rah, everyone's-in-love gay media, rather refreshing.
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The lesson of Showboy is how disturbingly easy it is for an audience to trust what it sees when confronted with a film posing as factual documentary.
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50

Variety

By Scott Foundas
It's a rich idea for a comedy, even if the filmmakers seem timid about making the pic the full-on satire it might have been.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Unlike such similar efforts as "A Mighty Wind," this would-be satire isn't funny enough to be entertaining, nor is it clever enough to fool us.
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20

Village Voice

So amateurish that its awkward Whoopi Goldberg cameo actually adds a touch of class, Showboy is an ill-conceived, often implausible hybrid of fact and fiction.
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0

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Lethargically paced, badly edited and shot in hideous digital video.
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37 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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