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Hail the Conquering Hero Reviews

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James Agee
The Nation

It is a bewilderingly skillful picture, and the skill is used no more brilliantly to tell the story than to cover up the story's weaknesses and those of its author, Preston Sturges.

Full Review Source: The Nation

September 14, 2012
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Hail the Conquering Hero is widely praised as one of Preston Sturges' best films, but I found it tedious and mawkish - the 1944 equivalent of a dopey sitcom.

Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Original Score: 2/5

November 15, 2010

TV Guide's Movie Guide

The premier comedy writer-director of 1940s Hollywood strikes again!

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

November 13, 2007
Variety Staff
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The deft hand of Preston Sturges molded this film, further proof that he is one of the industry's best writer-directors.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 13, 2007
Chris Barsanti

...half a Sturges is better than no Sturges at all.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

January 30, 2007
Emanuel Levy

Sturges turns upside down the conventions of Hollywood's small-town film: His characters' eccentricity is meant to show the more multifarious and resourceful nature of folks who appear to be bland and ordinary.

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

October 10, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

moves beyond slapstick as it's skillfully and energetically put together to tell much about Americana.

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

August 2, 2006
Tom Milne
Time Out
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Wonderful satire on small-town jingoism, all the more remarkable in that it was made during World War II.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Still hilarious Sturges after all these years.

| Original Score: 5/5

October 15, 2004

The dialogue of Preston Sturges shoots and shoots, never seems to miss, and convinces you of its genius in around about a minute.

| Original Score: 4/4

October 22, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not one of Sturges' best, but good enough.

| Original Score: 4/5

June 15, 2003


Sturges takes a savage swipe at some of America's most sacred cows in a classic comedy containing some of his most sustained satire.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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This riotously funny motion picture, this superlative small-town comedy, is also one of the wisest ever to burst from a big-time studio.

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

May 20, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Sturges veteran Demarest is at his peak here, as is Bracken, whose desperation is hysterical.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

March 10, 2003
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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A scathing delight.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Still worth seeing, as always, because of that amazing Sturges dialogue.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

| Original Score: 5/5

August 26, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

April 16, 2004
Joshua Tanzer

| Original Score: 5/5

March 28, 2003
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