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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 11, 2015
This might not be the funniest film of Sturges' brilliant '40s heyday ("The Miracle of Morgan's Creek"), or the most subversively romantic ("The Lady Eve"), or the best made ("Sullivan's Travels"), but it's definitely a censor-baiting treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
November 13, 2007
This Prestton Sturges production is packed with delightful absurdities.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 9, 2007
Rudy Vallee turns in his best performance as a gentle, puny millionaire named Hackensacker in this brilliant, simultaneously tender and scalding 1942 screwball comedy by Preston Sturges.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Hilarious, irresistible, impeccably cast.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It should have been a breathless comedy. But only the actors are breathless -- and that from talking so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
Sturges' dialogue, as always, is not only sharp, but cutting, delivered with typical flair by the charter members of Sturges' company of actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4