Come as You Are

critic Reviews

97% Fresh Tomatometer Score97%
  • Come As You Are approaches sensitive subjects with heart and humor, taking audiences on a thoroughly entertaining road trip to a crowd-pleasing destination.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Shot in Illinois, the charmer about men with disabilities earns its laughs and tears.
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    Tomris LafflyRogerEbert.com
    You might be genuinely moved, and even in tears by the end of Richard Wong's imperfect yet gradually disarming dramedy.
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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    Its script's approach to disability steers clear of some common cinematic pitfalls, and, whatever its flaws, it has a fine time making points that will be obvious to most in the audience.
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    Michael RechtshaffenLos Angeles Times
    At once frank, tender and unapologetically funny, "Come as You Are" is a sweet surprise.
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    Candice FrederickTheWrap
    From its safe casting to the optics of Scotty's apparent white-male aggression among characters of color, Wong seems to be urging the audience to overlook its more tone-deaf messages for the sake of disability visibility-which it only halfway celebrates.
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    Devika GirishNew York Times
    The candor with which Erik Linthorst's script regards the characters' sexual desires - coupled with the winning performances of the actors - leavens any sentimentalism.
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    EJ MorenoFlickering Myth
    A surprise raunchy comedy that made it out of the early '00s to freshen up the modern comedic landscape. Insanely charming performances from everyone involved.
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    James WeggJWR
    In many ways, Richard Wong's first feature is a lovely film.
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    Victor StiffThat Shelf
    [Come As You Are] challenges us to re-examine our rigid preconceptions of sex work, as well as the men seeking its services.
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    Alan NgFilm Threat
    With Come As You Are, the laughs are good and abundant, the characters are well-defined, and the story takes us on a wild trip to its heartfelt destination.
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