• Unrated, 1 hr. 22 min.
  • Classics, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Preston Sturges
    In Theaters:
    Aug 15, 1940 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 21, 2006
  • MCA Universal Home Video

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The Great McGinty (Down Went McGinty) Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The evolution from hoodlum to governor: 'You got to crawl before you can creep, right?'

Full Review Source: CinePassion

April 14, 2010
Variety Staff
Variety
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Sturges displays plenty of ability in accentuating both the comedy and dramatic elements of his material, withal maintaining a consistent pace in the unreeling.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 13, 2007
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com

The trademark Sturges dialogue is in rare form here, each character armed with a quiver full of tart jabs and put-downs.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 12, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's the kind of ironical film Capra wouldn't or couldn't make.

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

August 2, 2006
Tom Milne
Time Out
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A wonderfully dry satire.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Deliciously biting political satire.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 21, 2004

Film4

As a political comedy, it's far-fetched but certainly engaging.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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You won't make a mistake, believe us, if you stuff the ballot-box for The Great McGinty.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 20, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Sturges' directorial debut is a little rough around the edges, but still good.

| Original Score: 4/5

March 12, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Donlevy isn't Sturges' most appealing lead, but he'll do, and Tamiroff really works it as his patron, the Boss.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

March 10, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A classic, cynical comedy about politics and corruption; still pertinent today.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 19, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Minor Sturges.

| Original Score: 4/5

November 22, 2002
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

not "Lady Eve"-caliber Preston Sturges, but well worth viewing

| Original Score: 4/5

July 29, 2002
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Preston Sturges's first film as writer-director (1940) and one of his most cynical comedies -- a cut below his best work, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't see it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Don Druker
Chicago Reader
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The perfect fusion of Sturges's wit and frenzy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 4/5

June 26, 2005
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

| Original Score: 5/5

June 6, 2005
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 4/5

September 3, 2002
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

| Original Score: 4/5

August 31, 2002
Brian Darr
Senses of Cinema
May 20, 2006
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