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High Society Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The original story is bumbled but Cole Porter's original score is a welcome addition.

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

May 16, 2008
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

"often hailed as a classic -- but it's really not"

| Original Score: 2/5

July 29, 2002
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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High Society...is as flimsy as a gossip-columnist's word, especially when it is documenting the weird behavior of the socially elite.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

March 25, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

August 29, 2002
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The two chief pleasures of High Society are the performances, which bring life and vitality to the characters, and the music, which makes this the kind of movie that never loses its appeal.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Not up to the original, but some nice moments and some great songs, especially Louis Armstrong.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 30, 2002
Rebecca Murray
About.com

| Original Score: 4/5

September 20, 2005
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 3/5

August 22, 2003
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 3/5

April 13, 2005
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

How can you not get a kick out of a movie featuring the always enthusiastic Louis Armstrong and his band jazzing things up?

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February 15, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Overlit, staged like a high school play, but saved by the cast and Cole Porter songs

| Original Score: 4/5

July 30, 2002

After opening with a calypso tune from the inimitable Louis Armstrong, High Society really has nowhere to go but down, yet somehow director Charles Walters manages to keep this Technicolor musical sparkling through the next 100 minutes.

Full Review Source: BBC | Original Score: 4/5

May 21, 2002
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

A musical remake of The Philadelphia Story, High Society features Cole Porter tunes, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, and Grace Kelly in her final acting role.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

March 10, 2003
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Scored by Cole Porter, this musical version of the famous play is an all-star, mildly entertaining film, featuring the iconic song True Love and Grace Kelly in her last role.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B-

June 6, 2012

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

December 30, 2006
Derek Adams
Time Out
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February 9, 2006

FilmFour.com
June 4, 2002

Guardian [UK]
June 10, 2002
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