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Based on 15 Reviews
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  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A lighter-than-air comedy than runs on pure fizz. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Sharp and irresistible, and there's no other movie like it. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Almost corny enough to be hip. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Funny dialogue, crisp black-and-white cinematography, and a well-chosen cast of mostly stage-trained actors raise this eccentric fantasy a notch above the ordinary. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Grows tiresome rather quickly. show more

  • 40
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Mimics the kind of comedy that doesn't date particularly well to begin with. show more

  • 67
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A kind of homage to that more simple and elegant time. show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    A premise masquerading as a movie. show more

  • 70
    Tom Keogh

    The film's bemused but genuine respect for the ingenious obviousness of a bygone cinematic language is quite moving. show more

  • 50
    L.A. Weekly

    Though the story is often silly to the point of ridiculous, its goofy tone and charming characters, especially Frazier's Johnny, create a lovely idealization of a long-gone era. show more

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