...the film touches on a number of hot-button issues, including homophobia, the ethics of outing, and the intersection of public and private lives, but it suffers from an excess of subplots...
—Maitland McDonagh TV Guide
Even with satisfying performances from the principal actors ... Poster Boy is longer on energy than focus.
—Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times
...is no film, it's a soapbox...
—Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine
...a muddled coming-out movie...
—V. A. Musetto New York Post
...reeks of contrivance.
—Melissa Levine Village Voice
A polemic masquerading as a movie, Poster Boy unspools like a humorless lecture on right-wing homophobia.
—Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times