• Released
  • April 9, 2004
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • Comedy
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Showboy Synopsis
A documentarian (Lindy Heymann) follows an aspiring dancer (Christian Taylor) in Las Vegas.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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