97% Ghostbusters Aug 29
30% As Above/So Below Aug 29
36% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
76% The Congress Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
37% If I Stay $15.7M
21% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
19% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
67% Thunder and the House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

—— Breathless: Season One
100% Falling Skies: Season 4
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
46% Reckless: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Unforgettable: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

91% Doctor Who: Season 8
—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
39% Intruders: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
46% Reckless: Season 1
—— Unforgettable: Season 3

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Reviews

Page 1 of 2
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Hilarious WWII comedy flirts with taboos.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

December 15, 2010
Rob Nelson

Six decades before Diablo Cody and Juno, Preston Sturges carried unplanned comedy to term.

Full Review Source:

September 1, 2009
Variety Staff
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 13, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Caustic and chaotic in the arch Sturges manner, it's probably his funniest and most smilingly malicious film.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 13, 2007
Emanuel Levy

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 Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

November 19, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

One of Preston Sturges' zanier films, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek begs the question: how did he get away with this?

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 17, 2005
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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

September 5, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The real miracle might be in how the amoral sexual content got by the Hays Office.

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

February 15, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Way ahead of its time Sturges comedy, great dialogue, plot

| Original Score: 5/5

October 23, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

October 17, 2003


Sturges lets it all hang out, never passes over a joke and somehow manages to sustain the pace and quality.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Mr. Sturges as author and director, is thoroughly up to his stinging style in this film.

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

May 20, 2003
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

| Original Score: 4/5

April 4, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

This is the master of subversion's most subversive work.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

March 10, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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 Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4.5/5

August 22, 2002
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

| Original Score: 4/5

August 11, 2002
Scott Tobias
Glyphs Film Guide

If you enjoy films for their dialog, you are either a Preston Sturges fan or soon will be.

Full Review Source: Glyphs Film Guide

January 1, 2000

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Miraculously mad masterpiece.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2000
James Agee
The Nation

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.

Full Review Source: The Nation

August 30, 2012
Page 1 of 2
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile