The Cotton Club Reviews

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Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
March 13, 2009
Given its garish production history, one rather expected The Cotton Club to sing with hot-jazz desperation. Instead, we get the mediocre craftsmanship of a pit band in Vegas.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 5, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 25, 2002
Ambitious, but like many post-Apocalypse Coppola films, it doesn't quite hit the mark.
| Original Score: 2/5

Empire Magazine
June 6, 2001
This feels like a movie with its heart ripped out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
The narrative is a mess despite the simplistic twinning of tales.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Whatever it took to do it, Coppola has extracted a very special film out of the checkered history of this project.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 13, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
January 17, 2003
Coppola's most shamefully underrated movie.
| Original Score: 5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 24, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
July 22, 2001
Gangsters, tap dancers, and jazz musicians collide!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 5, 2004
Energetic and involving.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
August 16, 2001
Coppola's claustrophobic fall from Eden is both fascinating and beautiful to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 4, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 16, 2001
There are lots of good ideas, but none of them are really worked out or honed
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jimmy Summers
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
There're always something and someone interesting just around the corner; and, if Coppola seems to have difficulty with the story's narrative line, he does manage to help the audience keep straight the huge cast of characters.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: B-
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