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The Fabulous Baker Boys Reviews

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Variety Staff
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The fun part is seeing it all play out, thanks to a standout cast and first-time director Steve Kloves' skill in handling them.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 28, 2008
Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies

What I really enjoyed about The Fabulous Baker Boys is the way it balances between the three key characters, as well as the outside world that they're up against.

Full Review Source: Calgary Movies

April 4, 2007
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

Writer/director Steve Kloves (this was his first film) keeps his characters grounded as people...

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 5/5

February 12, 2007
Emanuel Levy

Kloves' directorial debut features three superlative performances by Jeff and Beau Bridges (as bickering siblings) and particularly Michelle Pfeiffer, who's at her sexiest with a show-stopping number atop a piano in red dress!

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

January 29, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Much of the credit must go to the actors, with the Bridges brothers making a superb double act.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A completely engaging, thoroughly entertaining romantic comedy structured entirely on the strength of its main characters. One of the ten-best of 1989.

| Original Score: 5/5

October 21, 2005
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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It's a film specializing in smoky, down-at-the-heels glamour, and in the kind of smart, slangy dialogue that sounds right without necessarily having much to say.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/4

May 20, 2003
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

There have been only three truly breathtaking torch singers in movie history: Rita Hayworth, Jessica Rabbit, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 3, 2002
Scott Weinberg

Great script, strong performances, wonderful music ... and Michelle Pfeiffer at her absolute sexiest.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Simmering performances from the three lead characters that hit all the right buttons in this portrait of sibling rivalry.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

February 14, 2002
Mark R. Leeper

f the film is watchable, it is mostly for the attraction of the actors. The story itself is as slow and languorous as one of Ms. Pfeiffer's songs.

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January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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The Fabulous Baker Boys is like a beloved movie from the glory days of Hollywood. It transports you. It's an American rhapsody.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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A thoroughly enjoyable entertainment that should play just about everybody's strings right. Kloves proves to be quite a plucker.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is one of the movies they will use as a document, years from now, when they begin to trace the steps by which Pfeiffer became a great star.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Cole Smithey

| Original Score: 4/5

April 14, 2008
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 3/5

September 24, 2004
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 4/5

September 24, 2004
Nicolas Lacroix

| Original Score: 3/5

December 2, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

October 10, 2003
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly

| Original Score: 0/5

August 22, 2003
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