Christmas in July Reviews

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TIME Magazine
December 5, 2008
Produced for a paltry $325,000, it once again gives the lie to the arbitrary Hollywood assumption that a film's quality is in direct proportion to its cost.
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Variety Staff
Variety
November 13, 2007
A mildly diverting programmer, Christmas in July lacks both the overall spontaneity and entertainment impress of Sturges' first picture.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Minor but delightful Sturges comedy.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
January 28, 2006
As a creator of rich and human comedy Mr. Sturges is closing fast on the heels of Frank Capra.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Preston Sturges's second feature as writer-director (1940, 66 min.) is in many ways the most underrated of his movies -- a riotous comedy-satire about capitalism that bites so deep it hurts.