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Guarding Tess Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

We have seen it before: The movie throws together two individuals (Shirley Maclaine and Nicolas Cage) who could not have been more different and then shows us how they learn to respect each other.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C

July 12, 2011

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Competently executed and entertaining, chiefly due to the first-rate performances of stars Cage and MacLaine.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

September 19, 2008
Leonard Klady
Variety
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The film is indeed likable. But director Hugh Wilson, who co-wrote the script with Peter Torokvei, just skims the surface of potentially rich territory.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 19, 2008

Film4

Straightforward but enjoyable comedy that sees Cage and MacLaine going at it hammer and tongs -- although not in that sense.

Full Review Source: Film4

September 19, 2008
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Cage is on best behaviour here, but he's not an especially sympathetic performer.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

A fun idea, blandly executed

| Original Score: 2/5

March 19, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Speaks to the universal human yearning for someone to watch over us.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 18, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

So-so sitcom-like star comedy.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 16, 2003
Shellie Iliff
Palo Alto Weekly

For the first half-hour, the tension between Cage and MacLaine makes for some truly funny moments, but then it seems as if director Hugh Wilson called a wrap too early.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 20, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Mr. Cage, once again sounding mock-suave and Elvisy, makes the most of his character's fragile cool.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

They should have pulled her detail.

| Original Score: 1/5

February 14, 2003
James Rocchi
Netflix

A chance to watch two great actors shine in rich, funny, real roles.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 7, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

When you get down to it, this film ain't much more than a corny melodrama. Still, it's a really involving, deeply sweet film that just makes you feel good.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 3/4

September 10, 2002
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

I was on set the day they filmed the opera scene.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 15, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Comedically challenged piffle. This one hardly even seems to be trying.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

July 26, 2002
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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Like the role itself, Cage is clearly in service here to a fabled but fading star, and he seldom slips on that second banana.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Enough cannot be said about Cage and MacLaine's performances and their obvious chemistry together -- and it's fair to say that they more than make up for the film's lapses.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews

It's just two pleasant, well-acted characters with nothing to do.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 5/10

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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There are a few good jokes, some solid chemistry between the leads, and a little pathos, but it all doesn't add up to very much.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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What counts is the comic tension between MacLaine and Cage. It's so well done, it doesn't matter how dumb things get.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
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