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This unadorned biography of playwright Joe Orton (Gary Oldman) charts his bawdy, dangerous relationships. Alfred Molina plays Orton's brutish lover, Kenneth Halliwell, a pathetic figure who becomes ho... read more
DVD Release Date: June 15, 2004
Stats: 194 reviews
Flixster Reviews (194)
February 28, 2005
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I felt the film could have explored more of the brief career of Joe Orton because the film tends to brush over those parts a bit. However the performances of Oldman and Molina are amazing. Its too bad the film was released in 1987, because if it was done now I think the content w...
October 9, 2008
Good little film about the life of Joe Orton. Alfred Molina is great as his lover Kenneth Halliwell. Plus an excellent script by Alan Bennet.
March 2, 2009
As a film, it's well structured but a bit flimsily plotted. Reasonably stylish, Gary Oldman is excellent, and Alfred Molina is good and does well with a pretty underwritten and awkwardly motivated character. Gets extra points for hot gay kissing.
January 18, 2009
i loved it! not much action, unless you mean guy- to guy action=of which there is alot!!
Plus gary oldman is the sexiest gay man ever in this movie!!!!!!!!
June 21, 2007
As it goes on,this movie becomes more and more a Joe Orton story... appropriately! Tender and tragic, it is a tale well told... and Molina is fantastic!
April 7, 2007
Gary Oldman at his best, and Alfred Molina is outstanding. A great film about a very interesting guy.
October 21, 2006
This is one of those great films that you just won't see again because of the movie industry changes since then. If you know what Gary Oldman's true character is like and then see him as Joe Orton, it's amazing. It was said that Orton's agent said that there was no way he could...
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