• Released
  • November 16, 2001
  • R , 1 hr 34 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
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80

L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
Saturated with deep, rich color and low-key visual wit, and graced with sympathetic performances.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
That it is a fine example of modest-budget filmmaking, boasting first-rate acting, writing and directing, is not all that surprising.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Several notches above the usual gay-themed indie, and mostly manages to avoid -- or at least legitimately deploy -- the gratuitous...
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It's a great set-up, and for the first two-thirds or so of the film it works exceptionally well as a jaundiced satire on the world of gay...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The performances are more than serviceable and The Fluffer is well-paced and engaging until the flaccid climax.
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50

Film Threat

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Funny and sensitive for all its faults, The Fluffer is nevertheless unlikely to break out of the gay cinema ghetto.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
It's hard to give two hoots about any of these characters.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Would have more heft if the filmmakers had been supplied with talented stars, original ideas, and a barely adequate budget.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Screenwriter and co-director West -- who works in gay porn -- evinces an easy and even-handed familiarity with the milieu, and his...
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
What if you made a pornographic movie with a real story line and better acting but didn't show any sex? You'd get The Fluffer, a movie that...
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Rated R | For strong sexual content, drug use and language