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Based on 35 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Doing his own singing (an uncanny imitation), Spacey is a marvel. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Jaw-droppingly awful. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Spacey's brazen casting isn't as beyond the pale as it ought to be. In fact, it's hard to imagine this strange and only occasionally successful movie without him. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The film never gives you a real sense of what drove Darin on, fighting a heart ailment (from childhood rheumatic fever) and fighting an industry and press that wanted to pigeonhole him. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Clumsily merges fiction and reality, biography and musical fantasy, and breaks the fourth wall in a way that allows Spacey to lamely address his own miscasting. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Kevin Spacey, both as star and director, has created a hugely entertaining, highly empathetic portrait of a man for whom music was literally the thing that kept him alive. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It is also probably relevant that Spacey, in preparing the project, knew something we could not guess: He is a superb pop singer. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The imagination, energy, chutzpah and sheer affection shown for Darin by director-writer-star Spacey, who plays the singer, are admirable, kicky. This is a movie, that, like Darin himself, takes a lot of chances and delivers on many of them. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The real stars are the orchestrators and musicians who swaddled Spacey in a gorgeous blanket of sound. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Spacey is almost as swinging as Darin was, but his filmmaking leans toward tried-and-true formulas. show more

  • November 23, 2012 kubliakhan
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    This is a fantastic movie with terrific music. Kevin Spacey was simply amazing and has a greta voice. His performance was certainlky oscar worthy. If you like the big band Sinatra sound, you\'ll love this film.

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