(2006)

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Metascore

Based on 12 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Shrewder than you'd think and not half as dumb as it looks.
70
At times a little callow around the edges, Boy Culture upon reflection, displays considerable insight. It is buoyed by some incisive acting and writing and anchored by a standout portrayal from Bauchau, a versatile veteran of international cinema.
70
A slick and absorbing drama.
63
Chicago Tribune
It's a better-than-average gay relationship film, largely because neither plot mechanics nor the same old camp intrude much.
60
Variety
A strong cast, formal visual style and cynical voiceover that propels the action help elevate this Seattle-set gay romp from the ranks of the stereotypical.
60
Village Voice
All told, this is a harmless, well-packaged bit of overly familiar fluff.
60
It is an entertaining bit of fluff, with a few engaging performances and enough visual panache to keep audiences diverted and amused.
50
Director Q. Allan Brocka (Eating Out) keeps the tone downbeat for too long, but one can't fault his ambition in tackling the elusive connections between love, sex, and money.
50
Almost overcomes weak source material to become a decent film.
30
Opportunities for dramatic tension, comedic effect, erotic energy, even just flat-out weirdness -- all are squandered by Brocka and the actors in a haze of blandness that gives the film all the edge of a particularly gay Gap commercial.

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