Gabriel over the White House Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
December 6, 2009
Gregory La Cava's 1933 New Deal fantasy is one of the strangest political films to escape the studios.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 19, 2008
A unique and somewhat daffy Depression-era comedy New Deal fantasy film.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 18, 2007
A classic example of pre-code Hollywood getting away with all kinds of depression-era madness.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
May 17, 2007
Of all the crackpot political films to come out of Hollywood ... this is surely the crackpottest, and must really be seen to be believed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Martin Scribbs
Mixed Reviews
November 19, 2005
Gabriel Over the White House encourages its viewers to live the fantasy of the philosopher-king, but never counts the costs of such a regime.
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
July 13, 2005
Fascinating, original, definitely ahead of its time fantasy.
| Original Score: 5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
September 11, 2003
A most interesting fantasy, dated and quaint by today's standards, but most interesting for its time. The idea of a president warring on the underworld and executing criminals has some appeal.
| Original Score: 3/5
Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
March 1, 2003
Strange film that sees Huston as U.S. president who feels he's being visited by the angel Gabriel. More than topical considering the current prez' religious preoccupations.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
November 7, 2002
An odd, earnest comedy with soapbox leanings.
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2002
Odd, slightly disconcerting Gregory La Cava film that's more interesting than good
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 24, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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New York Times
January 28, 2006
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Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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