Bugsy Reviews

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Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
January 15, 2012
Exhausting in all the wrong ways.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 22, 2007
Levinson não consegue retratar a violência da Máfia; Morricone exagera na auto-referência à trilha de Os Intocáveis; e o filme insiste em tratar Siegel, um psicopata, como um empreendedor sonhador. Ainda assim, a história é interessante.
| Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 5, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
October 10, 2003
Overrated vanity piece from Beatty
| Original Score: 2/5
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)
October 29, 2014
Oh, it's not that they cover up Siegel's brutal side, it's just that they undercut it by making the man just a victim of his own appetites, which is sort of like saying Charles Manson was just a little too enthusiastic about a certain Beatles tune.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
December 30, 2006
For all the powerful scenes in Bugsy, the film as a whole never quite adds up
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kathleen Maher
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
For Levinson, Beatty, and Toback this was an important roll of the dice. Looks to me like they come up craps.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
October 29, 2014
A clump of casinos in the sand is evidence of something, but I'm pretty sure it's not greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

People Magazine
October 29, 2014
While Bugsy expertly captures the glamor of '40s Hollywood, it fails as the drama of a man whose dreams of glory lure him to an ignominious end.
Top Critic
Clifford Terry
Chicago Tribune
October 29, 2014
Insouciant and flashy, co-producer Beatty is at his best when evoking the narcissistic, show-business side of Siegel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
October 29, 2014
As Siegel, Warren Beatty hones the finest characterization of his career.
John Marriott
Radio Times
October 29, 2014
While avoiding the usual gangster film clichés, director Barry Levinson also insists that Warren Beatty does more than coast through this movie on matinée idol looks and easy charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 20, 2014
Barry Levinson's Bugsy will reignite your passion for inventive foul-mouthery, so inventively crafted and spitefully delivered are its swears.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 5, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Bugsy moves with a lightness that belies its strength. It is a movie that vibrates with optimism and passion, with the exuberance of the con-man on his game.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
A handsome and extremely well-constructed gangster pic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
May 6, 2005
One of Beatty's finest achievements
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 12, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
This is very much Beatty's show.
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 4, 2006
Beatty and Bening are winning.
| Original Score: 3/5
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