The Bank Dick Reviews

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Film4
April 1, 2008
It's barely controlled lunacy throughout, of course, but considerable good fun.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 1, 2008
This 1940 film seems to spring straight from his cranky, beleaguered, convoluted personality, with no concessions made to film form, audience enjoyment, or common sense, and still it's very funny in a desultory, strangely private kind of way.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
For anyone who simply likes to laugh at the reckless manities of an inspired buffoon, we recommend The Bank Dick. It's great fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Totally ramshackle and marvellous.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 11, 2005
Like money in the bank.
Full Review | Original Score: B

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
One of the definitive W.C. Fields films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 16, 2003
Not Fields' best, but a classic all the same.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World
November 29, 2002
Fields' last major film is fantastic.
| Original Score: 5/5
Phil Freeman
culturevulture.net
July 30, 2001
It's still great, exhibiting a far superior sense of wit and comic timing than virtually any film released in the last twenty years.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 27, 2001
Wacky hijinks ensue, with some of the best one-liners in Fields' career herein. Excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
The Bank Dick is a highly revered film in the annals of screen comedy, and it is easy to see why.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 13, 2001
Probably Fields' best film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
Fields' brand of comedy was unique for its time and remains unique today.
| Original Score: 9/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
No screen comic benefited from the coming of sound film more than W.C. Fields.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
The Bank Dick (1940) is an all-time classic comedy starring W. C. Fields - one of his very best and funniest films, and his last major film role
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Fields' favourite running jokes are all here -- the drink, hatred of children, and preference for time in the bar to pretty much anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 30, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
October 30, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 7, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 5, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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