HIGHLIGHTED REVIEWS

Review: Easygoing, enjoyable 'Tab Hunter Confidential' accurately reflects its star

October 29, 2015
Los Angeles Times. "As engaging and unfussy as its star...the film remains an evocative, enjoyable ride." (full article: latimes.com)

 

SXSW Review: Riveting And Insightful Documentary 'Tab Hunter Confidential' Reveals The True Story Of A Hollywood Star

March 18, 2015
Indiewire / The Playlist. “(The film) is fun and gossipy in the way that great documentaries about Hollywood often are, but it also speaks to a deeper truth about identity and perseverance and the large divide between one's personal and professional life.” (full article: indiewire.com)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential: In an Explosive New Documentary, the Actor Tells All

March 5, 2015
Vanity Fair. “A savvy, rollicking, eye-popping film. Brave for its candor and enlightening for the social context it provides.” (full article: vanityfair.com)

 

 

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Top 10 Best LGBT-Themed Films of 2015

December 29, 2015
Big Gay Picture Show. Includes TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL: "Drector Jeffrey Schwarz takes a look at the life of 1950s teen heartthrob Tab Hunter, based on the star’s autobiography.. It’s all pretty fascinating." (full article: biggaypictureshow.com)

 

The 10 Best LGBT Documentaries of 2015

December 24, 2015
The Advocate. Includes TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL: "Sadly, Hunter's struggle remains relevant in Tinseltown, as A-list stars are still grappling with the love that dare not speak its name. Perhaps they will find some courage from watching this insightful documentary." (full article: advocate.com)

 

'Tab Hunter Confidential': A Screen Idol Looks Back On His Closeted Life

November 26, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times. Three Stars: "(The film) is a fine companion to Hunter’s revealing and candid book." (full article: entertainment.suntimes.com)

 

Knight At The Movies: 'Tab Hunter Confidential'

November 25, 2015
Windy City Times. "Those with an interest in both Hollywood and queer history will find much to like here." (full article: windycitymediagroup.com)

 

Thanks to 'Tab Hunter Confidential,' Tab Hunter will never be forgotten

November 19, 2015
Examiner.com. "Based on Hunter’s 2006 autobiography co-written with Hollywood historian Eddie Muller, director/editor Jeffrey Schwarz adapts Hunter’s story for the big screen in this candid and engaging documentary." (full article: examiner.com)

 

Out of Obscurity: 'Tab Hunter Confidential' documents star's life as gay man in 1950's Hollywood

November 18, 2015
Santa Fe Reporter. Critics Pick: "The film reminds us that stardom is actually rather lonely, and far too often we dehumanize the very actors we claim to adore." (full article: sfreporter.com)

 

Retro Review: 'Tab Hunter Confidential' Traces a Star's Journey from Teen Idol to Cult Icon

November 18, 2015
Atlanta Retro. Critics Pick: "The beauty of (the film) lies within its refreshing optimism and the endearing nature of its subject." (full article: atlretro.com)

he film reminds us that stardom is actually rather lonely, and far too often we dehumanize the very actors we claim to adore - See more at: http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/article-11226-out-of-obscurity.html#sthash.873FuJzB.dpuf." (full article: sfreporter.com)

 

'Tab Hunter Confidential' breaks through facade of Hollywood legend

November 7, 2015
Examiner.com. Five Stars: "Well-crafted documentary that is engaging and insightful about one of Hollywood’s legends." (full article: examiner.com)

 

Entertaining doc explores hidden life of '50s heartthrob

November 6, 2015
The Daily Herald. 3 Stars: "Hunter comes across as genial and private, a gentle fellow who prefers raising horses (a lifelong interest) to showbiz. You get the impression he’d just as soon keep his personal life to himself, even after all this time." (full article: heraldnet.com)

 

Tab Hunter biopic: happy to leave stardom behind

November 5, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate. "Hunter gets plenty of screen time here, coming across as a good guy, unpretentious and frank." (full article: sfgate.com)

 

'Tab Hunter Confidential': a revealing look at gay actor

November 5, 2015
Seattle Times. 3.5 Stars out of 4: "(Director) Schwarz deftly demonstrates how frightened 1950s Hollywood was of the sexuality of its stars." (full article: seattletimes.com)

 

Movie review: 'Tab Hunter Confidential' shows a heartthrob's secret life

November 5, 2015
The Salt Lake Tribune. "Best of all is Hunter himself, who in his self-deprecating way shows himself to be perhaps the nicest guy ever to get out of Hollywood alive." (full article: sltrib.com)

 

Big Screen Berkeley: 'Tab Hunter Confidential'

November 3, 2015
Berkeleyside. "A lovely and well-deserved tribute... Don’t miss it." (full article: berkeleyside.com)

 

Movie Reviews: 'Tab Hunter Confidential'

October 30, 2015
StarPulse. Four Stars: "It's all an equal part of the wonderful, exciting and never dull life of the best looking man to hit the silver screen." (full article: starpulse.com)

 

Weekend: Big-Name Bombs and an Indie Gem

October 29, 2015
AARP. Editors' Choice: "Narrating this funny and disarmingly honest documentary, Tab Hunter is a good-natured guide through his own ups and downs." (full article: blog.aarp.org)

 

Review: Tab Hunter Confidential

October 28, 2015
LA Weekly. Critic's Pick: "Hunter, casual and good-humored throughout, tells a story that defies expectations." (full article: laweekly.com)

 

Film Review: Tab Hunter Confidential

October 23, 2015
Washington City Paper. "Hunter’s not the only appealing part of the film... And though he mentions throughout the doc the pain of having had to pretend to be something he wasn’t, it seems that no scars linger." (full article: washingtoncitypaper.com)

 

Jeffrey Schwarz & Allan Glaser's TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL

October 23, 2015
Trust Movies. "An engrossing, enriching, informative look at the lives -- real and manufactured -- of a 1950s Hollywood star." (full article: trustmovies.blogspot.com)

 

>>> Tab Hunter Confidential

October 21, 2015
Now Toronto Magazine. "The entertaining doc takes a fascinating look at the mores of that time...And the actor himself, still handsome in his 80s, is refreshingly candid about everything." (full article: nowtoronto.com)

 

Film Review: Tab Hunter Confidential

October 16, 2015
Film Journal International. "A highly amiable, irresistibly ingratiating portrait of perhaps the most well-adjusted—as well as gorgeous—of screen icons." (full article: filmjournal.com)

 

Documentary Review: 'Tab Hunter Confidential' Is A Fascinating Look At The Man

October 15, 2015
Red Carpet Crash. "Mr. Hunter remains an engaging and delightful man, and he is so sincere and upfront in telling his stories." (full article: redcarpetcrash.com)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential

October 15, 2015
Film Forward. "It’s an exceptionally compelling story." (full article: film-forward.com)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential: from Warner Brothers to John Waters

October 14, 2015
j.b. spins. "With its peppy pace and insider's perspective on old school Hollywood, 'Tab Hunter Confidential' is quite engaging stuff. Recommended for fans of Hunter and his bug screen contemporaries." (full article: jbspins.blogspot.com)

 

Sprightly Doc 'Tab Hunter Confidential' Tracks The Studio-Era Star Who Graduated To John Waters's World

October 13, 2015
The Village Voice. "Fleet and breezy... Based on Hunter's terrifically entertaining 2005 memoir." (full article: villagevoice.com)

 

Film Review: Tab Hunter Confidential

October 13, 2015
Awards Circuit. Three and a half stars. "Hunter’s forthrightness and charm leave you rooting for him." (full article: awardscircuit.com)

 

Tab Hunter Ouvre Le 1er Festival de Films LGBT de Montreal

September 28, 2015
Quartier L!bre. Four out of Five Stars. (full article: quartierlibre.ca)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential

September 25, 2015
Salty Popcorn. “Definitely a documentary that needs to be seen... Will make my top 20 films of 2015.” (full article: saltypopcorn.com.au)

 

Review: LGBT Film Festival favourites brighten up autumn arts scene

September 8, 2015
Pink News. “A big hit at numerous U.S. film festivals, (Tab Hunter Confidential) is a beautiful portrait of a true movie star.” (full article: pinknews.co.uk)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential: QFilms' Men's Feature Documentary Chronicles Closeted Gay Star's Life in 1950s Hollywood

September 1, 2015
Long Beach Post. “It’s a standout choice for QFilms’ men’s feature. We can all learn from Tab Hunter. He’s a true star—and that is definitely not confidential.” (full article: lbpost.com)

 

Review: Tab Hunter Confidential

July 27, 2015
The Gay UK. “(Director Jeffrey Schwarz) reintroduces this disarmingly charming man to those of us who have memories of Hunter growing up, and presents him to a new generation, who will see him as a role model they can look up to.” (full article: thegayuk.com)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential (Outfest Review)

July 19, 2015
Big Gay Picture Show. “It's an interesting and well-told tale... Film fans will love its insights into the classic Hollywood studio system.” (full article: biggaypictureshow.com)

 

Outfest 2015: 'Tab Hunter Confidential' A Fascinating Chronicle of One Man's (and Hollywood's) Journey

July 15, 2015
Hotter In Hollywood. “The documentary not only offers a peek into the double-sided life of one man, it provides a look at the evolution of Hollywood.” (full article: hotterinhollywood.com)

 

Outfest 2015: Your Six Best Bets

July 9, 2015
Crave Online. Includes TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL: “Hunter's story...is both tantalizing and moving.” (full article: craveonline.com)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential

July 6, 2015
EDGE Media Network. “The bottom line is, the film is riveting, and Hunter -- who turns 84 this year -- is a vibrant, lively presence.” (full article: edgelosangeles.com)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential

May 17, 2015
The Film Corner with Greg Klymkiw. “Four Stars! Tab Hunter Confidential has anything any movie lover could want’.” (full article: klymkiwfilmcorner.blogspot.ca)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential (#insideout25 review)

May 20, 2015
Black Sheep Reviews. “Tab Hunter Confidential (the film) surpasses the enjoyment of the book.” (full article: blacksheepreviews.com)

 

DOXA 2015 Review: Tab Hunter Confidential

April 29, 2015
The Georgia Straight. “In this unexpectedly moving portrait, the onetime ’50s heartthrob combs through a career of astronomical highs and dinner-theatre lows... Recommended.” (full article: straight.com)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential - The QFest St. Louis Review

April 19, 2015
We Are Movie Geeks. “Now comes a fascinating and informative documentary about one of the biggest stars in Hollywood history...” (full article: wearemoviegeeks.com)

 

SXSW 2015: Ranking All 21 Movies We Saw at This Year's Festival

April 1, 2015
Moviefone. “A thrilling documentary... Tab Hunter Confidential sings.” (full article: moviefone.com)

 

The Ten Best Films I Saw At SXSW

March 23, 2015
Thompson On Hollywood / Indiewire. “#7: Tab Hunter Confidential” (full article: indiewire.com)

SXSW: Films That Were The Talk Of The Festival

March 19, 2015
New York Times. “Also receiving accolades was 'Tab Hunter Confidential,' from Jeffrey Schwarz...” (full article: nytimes.com)

 

SXSW Film Review: Tab Hunter Confidential

March 18, 2015
Austin Chronicle. “The story still sizzles.” (full article: austinchronicle.com)

 

SXSW Film Review: 'Tab Hunter' Takes Us Inside '50s Closet

March 17, 2015
Austin360. “An invaluable document about closeted Hollywood history and a delightful tribute to a talented man who lived to tell his tale of survival.” (full article: movies.blog.austin360.com)

 

SXSW Film Review: 'Tab Hunter Confidential'

March 16, 2015
Variety. “A colorful, entertaining & lively documentary.” (full article: variety.com)