Cicada (2021) - Rotten Tomatoes


Cicada (2021)



Critic Consensus: A feast for the eyes as well as the heart, Cicada takes a bittersweet -- and beautifully acted -- look at the bonds of love.

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CICADA follows Ben, a young bisexual man, as he comes out to the world and develops an intense relationship with Sam, a closeted man struggling with deep wounds of his own. As the summer progresses and their intimacy grows, their pasts begin to crawl to the surface.

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Matthew Fifer
as Ben(as Matt Fifer)
Scott Adsit
as Dr. Dragone
Jason Greene
as Theresa(as Jason 'Freckle' Greene)
Beau Curran
as Young Ben
Bowen Yang
as Hudson
Jude Dry
as Charlie
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Critic Reviews for Cicada

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (8)

narrative that unfolds like a relationship, Cicada sheds its skin slowly, and then all at once, transforming into something loud and beautiful.

January 21, 2022 | Full Review…

Mostly charming, though structurally wobbly and tonally uneven.

January 18, 2022 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is a watchable, fluent indie film with some lovely ambient cityscape shots of New York, though perhaps a little emotionally and dramatically unfocused.

January 18, 2022 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The absorbing romantic drama "Cicada" feels as real as it gets.

November 3, 2021 | Full Review…

While there's the occasional amusingly idiosyncratic section of dialogue that sounds like a series of stagily poetic non-sequiturs, much of the couple's bonding feels straightforward and unremarkable.

October 28, 2021 | Full Review…

A flawed yet compelling mix of sex, raw emotion and deep romanticism.

October 29, 2020 | Full Review…

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