Critic Review - New York Times

It's likely to leave you confused and dissatisfied.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times | Comments (8)
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Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabidu

Larry David

This critic hated every film, from "Strangers on a Train" to "The Manchurian Candidate" and now this. Does the NY Times hire any critic who knows what the hell he's talking about??

Sep 16 - 02:39 PM


Blake Jennings

This critic has way too high of standards. He hated Lawrence of Arabia, the virgin spring, and strangers on a train.

Dec 1 - 09:24 AM

simon t.

simon templar

This review left me confused and dissatisfied.

Oct 24 - 09:33 AM


Gary Brown

I believe Bosley Crowther hated "Bonnie and Clyde" and that's what got him sacked at the NY Times.

Jan 29 - 04:52 PM

Sarfaraz Abbasi

Sarfaraz Abbasi

...but it didn't leave me confused and dissatisfied! How about that now!

Feb 27 - 09:37 PM

Ryan Kramer

Ryan Kramer

A presumtive notion that did not play out in my experience. I'll allow that this film revels in rapid fire dialoge, and so you should best be in a rested mood to keep up with it. Outside of that requirement, I don't recall anything being overtly coy or confusing in the narrative of this film.

Jun 12 - 10:41 AM

Michael Patison

Michael Patison

I agree that I think Bosley is wrong here, but I can see where he's coming from. I had to read the novel twice before I even started getting a complete grasp of what happened. Having the material presented cinematically helps, but I can see how a person could be confused. Anyway, Crowther was the equivalent of Ebert today in terms of reputation, and he had the ability to make or break the success of a particular actor early on in his or her career. He is perhaps the most well-respected film critic from the first half of the 20th century and rightfully so. I agree that he is wrong with his reviews of such classics at this, Lawrence of Arabia, The Manchurian Candidate, Strangers on a Train, and Bonnie and Clyde, but I can't deny or even begin to argue against how much this amazing man did for film criticism. Also, whoever said that he was essentially sacked because he panned Bonnie and Clyde is pretty much spot on. He was forced to retire because the Times felt that his panning of such films as Lawrence, Manchurian, and Bonnie showed that he was too old for the time he was inhabiting.

Jul 3 - 09:08 PM

Freje b.

Freje bebe

WRONG, Wrooong!!!!!

Jul 5 - 07:49 AM

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