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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    At its best, De-Lovely evokes a time, a place and a sound with stylish wit and sophistication. show more

  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    A mishmash of a musical. The movie never gels -- despite Kline's nuanced performance, the stars' exquisite period clothes, designed by Armani, and, of course, Porter's great songs. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    De-Lovely has its moments of delight. Its defects lie mostly in failing to fully delineate what made musical icon Cole Porter tick. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A limited movie that can't animate its subject amid all the tricks and glitz. De-Lovely is devoid of life. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    This intelligent, postmodern biography from director Irwin Winkler and screenwriter Jay Cocks uses Porter's songs, by turns haunting and hilarious, to decode and reconstruct a life hinted at in the familiar words and music. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    There are terrific performances from Kline and Judd, some breathtaking staging and production design, and, of course, some of the best music and lyrics of the 20th century. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A sprightly musical revue built around Cole Porter songs and a few biographical tidbits culled from his extraordinary life. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The movie is remarkably touching and engrossing, with Kline's spot-on acting and realistically second-rate singing balancing Judd's one-note performance as his wife. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A musical and a biography, and brings to both of those genres a worldly sophistication that is rare in the movies. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Kline, though, does give one of the great movie performances of the year so far. show more

  • July 14, 2010 jackiemorr
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    I LOVE this movie !!!! The story is a bit trite and I doubt if it terribly accurate, but the music is amazing.

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