The Dying Gaul Synopsis
A gay writer (Peter Sarsgaard) unwittingly enters a three-way relationship.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Has too many contrivances, but as an act of sinister staging, it proves Lucas, the noted playwright, to be a born filmmaker.
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75

Chicago Tribune

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The Dying Gaul stays interesting even when it asks more and more--too much, probably--of the audience's disbelief suspension.
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Exchanging Buddhist mantras like diet tips, they thoughtlessly destroy themselves after destroying each other.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Dying Gaul has the best kind of story in that it unfolds as a series of surprises, and yet every step, twist and turn seems inevitable...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The actors could not be better. Sarsgaard, Scott and the luminous Clarkson negotiate the film's razor-sharp laughs and bone-deep tragedy...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Before it disappears into a fog of confusion and damaging contradictions within its characters, The Dying Gaul presents an ironic,...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film builds into a lurid and suspenseful thriller.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The heavily symbolic The Dying Gaul doubtless worked better as a play, but the film is worth seeing for its peerless cast.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It leads to one of those endings where you sit there wishing they'd tried a little harder to think up something better.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
These are three characters in search of a moral pulse.
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Rated R | For strong sexual content and language