Bugsy Malone Reviews

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Mark Monahan
Daily Telegraph
April 18, 2014
Parker's script is as sharp as a wiseguy's suit, his attention to period and genre detail a constant joy, and he coaxes scarily poised performances from his young performers.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 3, 2011
This original concept, a gangster musical spoof with all the roles played by children (Jodie Foster among them), never found its audience, but it's worth checking out.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Jodie Foster stars in goofy kid mobster movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine
November 30, 2006
The songs and set pieces are still fresh and infectious and most of the child cast are mesmerisingly good. I defy anyone not to be caught up in the charm and nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
April 10, 2006
There's little here that delivers even the bare minimum for a musical or a comedy
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
April 14, 2005
Pretty goofy idea, but kids will probably be diverted by it.
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
March 31, 2005
A minor masterpiece of it's time
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 25, 2004
One of a kind, totally clever gangster parody with music and kids.
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 13, 2004
Gets points for sheer peculiarness.
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
March 6, 2003
A cute oddity, mostly because of the talent in front and behind the camera, especially Foster and Parker
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 8, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 13, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
December 26, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
October 24, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 29, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
August 1, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
David Jenkins
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Top Critic

Variety
March 26, 2009
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