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Around the World in 80 Days Reviews

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Glenn Dunks
March 4, 2014
It is by far too long and has lost a significant amount of its wonder, but spending a rainy Sunday afternoon with Verne's adventure seeking story is a surprisingly easy, diverting experience.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
January 28, 2014
An epic very much of its time, this vastly entertaining star-studded travelogue was put together (with some difficulty) by the great showman Michael Todd.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
July 9, 2013
Michael Anderson's direction couldn't be more unimaginative and flat. A movie like this should be swimming in creative whimsy, and a sense of wonder. There's nothing of that sort here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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TIME Magazine
February 18, 2009
The wonder is that this Polyphemus of productions does not simply collapse of its own overweight; but, thanks principally to Showman Todd, the picture skips along with an amazing lightness.
Jon Fortgang
February 18, 2009
Thanks to its grand scale and great central performances by Niven and Cantinflas, the original fantastic voyage still holds up very respectably.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 24, 2008
Just goes to show you what dreck can win the Oscar if you got the money and know how to promote your product.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Variety Staff
January 28, 2008
With a smash lineup of stars in major and minor parts, Todd has turned out a surefire hit.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 12, 2006
Everything about this big, beautiful movie smacks of authenticity, excitement, and massive showmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 12, 2006
Proof that you can buy an Academy Award.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
November 8, 2006
An amusing trip around the world in a style befitting Jules Verne, Around the World in 80 Days lives up to its hype as a massive, glossy epic.
| Original Score: 3/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
September 10, 2006
This is the worst film to win the Best Picture Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Steve Crum
May 25, 2006
The most magnificent travelogue disguised as adventure spectacle ever made. Or is it the other way around?
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
April 23, 2006
This globe-trotting adventure was not the first to use Todd-AO, but it put the new technology to better effect, taking audiences to exotic places, where they could spot Hollywood stars like Sinatra, MacLaine, and Dietrich, in cameo roles.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Is the whole thing too exhausting? It's a question of how much you can take. We not only took it but found it most amusing.
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Tom Milne
Time Out
February 9, 2006
An interminable travelogue interspersed with sketches in which star-spotting affords some relief.
Tony Medley
May 31, 2005
Lighthearted, pretty, and entertaining
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 18, 2005
lavishly entertaining epic
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
April 17, 2005
Big, loud, flashy fun. But "Best Picture"? I don't think so.
| Original Score: 3/5
Douglas Pratt
Movie City News
February 15, 2005
The movie has not aged well. Many of the performances are arch, playing the comedy broadly, which is blandly predictable as the film grinds on and on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
David Cornelius
February 9, 2005
80 Days is pure fluff, but it's so delightful in its fluffiness that the lack of any real depth doesn't matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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