Finian's Rainbow Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 11, 2011
Not as bad as legend has it, but Francis Ford Coppola's film of Finian's Rainbow can hardly be called good
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
January 29, 2011
An allegory of the end of the studio system, couched in archaic-modern mementos
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Variety Staff
Variety
December 11, 2007
A light, pastoral fantasy with civil rights angles, underscored by comedy values.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 11, 2007
One of many musical stinkers made during a decade infamous for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Milne
Time Out
February 11, 2006
An underrated musical.
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Renata Adler
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Joyless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
A marvelous evening right up to its last shot of Astaire walking away down a country road.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
October 22, 2003
An inauspicious early Coppola film of a muscial that was already dated by the time the cameras rolled.
| Original Score: 2/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
Astaire gives a dignified performance as the Irish immigrant with the leprechaun's pot of gold, Clarke is good as his feisty daughter, and the songs are hugely enjoyable.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
It's Fred Astaire's last musical and a sorry farewell.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: C-
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 31, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 5, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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