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Ball of Fire Reviews

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

'I've gone goofy, completely goofy,' Cooper says, as the chaos of slang overwhelms his orderly vocabulary: 'Bim-buggy, slap-happy.' Watching 'Ball of Fire,' you feel similarly liberated.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 4/4

February 18, 2011
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

One of the best screwball comedies.

Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television

July 7, 2010

TIME Magazine
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Actor Cooper plays his Mr. Deeds role with the authority of long familiarity, and Miss Stanwyck (once Ruby Stevens, of Brooklyn) is equally at home in hers.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

February 4, 2009
Variety Staff
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Casting is meticulously perfect to make every character a caricature of itself.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 14, 2007
Don Druker
Chicago Reader
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A delight.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 14, 2007
Emanuel Levy

As the timid professor and burlesque stripper, Cooper and Stanwyck are at the top of their form in Hawks' delectable screwball comedy, based on a witty script from Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

June 24, 2007
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

After the rush of His Girl Friday, Ball of Fire is a more sedate ride, full of such marvelous passages as the conga line Stanwyck's delectable Sugarpuss teaches the professors.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

May 24, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Does a fine job subverting the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs children's story.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

January 31, 2006

Time Out
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Pure joy.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

| Original Score: 5/5

June 19, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

January 30, 2004
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 4/5

January 9, 2004
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

What a team: Stanwyck was rarely sexier, Cooper never more endearing. A jewel of a comedy.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 4, 2003
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Co-escrito por Billy Wilder e Charles Brackett, o filme tem um ótimo senso de humor, performances hilárias de todo o elenco e direção enérgica de Hawks.

| Original Score: 5/5

July 30, 2003


Cooper and Stanwyck make an attractive pairing in Hawks' consistently funny romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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Mr. Cooper may be a little loose-tooth in spots, but he gives a homespun performance such as only he can give. Miss Stanwyck is plenty yum-yum (meaning scorchy) in her worldly temptress role.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 20, 2003
Bill Thompson
Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)

| Original Score: 4/5

February 12, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A great screwball comedy, with Stanwyck in one of her sexiest roles.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 30, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Cooper also worked with Hawks on Sergeant York, which garnered a lot more attention at the time, but doesn't hold up nearly as well as this delightful treasure.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

September 17, 2002
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not as good as legend has it, but pretty funny

| Original Score: 4/5

August 26, 2002
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