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Showboy Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    37

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 20

    out of 100

    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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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter 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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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety 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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  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times 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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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

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

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