Desk Set

Desk Set

100%
  • Unrated, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Romance, Classics, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Walter Lang
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 1957 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 4, 2004
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Desk Set Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

November 22, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Desk Set is a big, shiny, doohickey coasting on the warm offerings of earlier triumphs.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 26, 2006
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Desk Set is quaintly funny and has a few memorable moments...it's ultimately harmless fun with a gossamer message about technology and gender roles.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

April 29, 2004
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 3/5

November 19, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

So refreshingly smart.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

March 8, 2005
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

A winning comedy that's as leisurely as the Eisenhower years, with just a hint of the rebellion that's coming down the pike.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

December 10, 2013
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Spence & Kate show starts to show its age.

| Original Score: 4/5

November 23, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

November 12, 2004
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 3/5

March 9, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Stagey, but pleasant star vehicle

| Original Score: 4/5

August 7, 2002
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

You'd never find a backer for a rom-com with this little relationship anxiety now

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 16, 2004
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

One of the better Tracy-Hepburn screen pairings.

| Original Score: 5/5

October 28, 2002
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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The least, perhaps, of the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn collaborations...this 1957 comedy is nevertheless a bright and witty vehicle for its stars, directed well and anonymously by that fine old hack Walter Lang.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

One of the great Tracy-Hepburn pairings, this adaptation from the Broadway stage focuses on the love that grows from the contentious relationship...

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

March 10, 2003
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

| Original Score: 3/5

June 4, 2003
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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[Miss Hepburn and Mr. Tracy] can tote phone books on their heads or balance feathers on their chins and be amusing -- which is about the size of what they do here.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 25, 2006
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Mildly amusing but not great comedy, penned by the Ephrons from a stage play, this eighth teaming of Tracy and Hepburn places the battle of the sexes in the workplace against the threat of new technology.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B-

July 6, 2007

Film4
May 24, 2003

Time Out
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January 26, 2006
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