The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Reviews

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
December 10, 2014
Sturges' no-holds-barred comic cristicism of American Forces abroad is still challenging and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dick Fiddy
Radio Times
December 10, 2014
Writer/director Preston Sturges was one of Hollywood's greatest satirists and this blistering comedy is one of his best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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TIME Magazine
December 10, 2014
The overall result is one of the most violently funny comedies, one of the most original, vigorous and cheerfully outrageous moving pictures that ever came out of Hollywood.
James Agee
The Nation
August 30, 2012
I suspect that Sturges feels that conscience and comedy are incompatible. It would be hard for a man of talent to make a more self-destructive mistake.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Hilarious WWII comedy flirts with taboos.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 17, 2010
The controversy surrounding it has long since faded away, but the humor is timeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Nelson
September 1, 2009
Six decades before Diablo Cody and Juno, Preston Sturges carried unplanned comedy to term.
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Variety Staff
November 13, 2007
Done in the satirical Sturges vein, and directed with that same touch, the story makes much of characterization and somewhat wacky comedy, plus some slapstick, with excellent photography figuring throughout.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
November 13, 2007
Caustic and chaotic in the arch Sturges manner, it's probably his funniest and most smilingly malicious film.
Emanuel Levy
November 19, 2006
One of Sturges' master works, this comedy turns upside down Hollywood's conventions of small-town life with original vision and crackling dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Great verbal gags and non-sequiturs, fast-paced action, and a thorough irreverence for all things deemed respectable -- politicians, policemen and magistrates included -- make it a lasting delight.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 17, 2005
One of Preston Sturges' zanier films, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek begs the question: how did he get away with this?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 6, 2005 extremely dated and thoroughly mediocre piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
September 5, 2005
Stands out for its sheer audacity of subject matter and its sustained emotional-roller-coaster effect: it's quite possibly the most high-strung movie ever made.
| Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 15, 2005
The real miracle might be in how the amoral sexual content got by the Hays Office.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Way ahead of its time Sturges comedy, great dialogue, plot
| Original Score: 5/5

May 24, 2003
Sturges lets it all hang out, never passes over a joke and somehow manages to sustain the pace and quality.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Sturges as author and director, is thoroughly up to his stinging style in this film.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
This is the master of subversion's most subversive work.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 22, 2002
Depends a little too much on the viewer's tolerance for Eddie Bracken and Betty Hutton trying to out-mug and out-frenzy each other to be everyone's cup of tea.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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