Ruggles of Red Gap Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
Top Critic
April 3, 2012

With the egalitarian warmth of Jean Renoir (himself a huge fan of the film), director McCarey spoofs stereotypes while investing them with knowing asides.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
Top Critic
April 3, 2012

Fitting such a democratic film, there's no bad part here...

Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
March 29, 2012

Leo McCarey's masterpiece is a schizo, slack-jawed, preemptive rejoinder to Frank Capra's saintly sober "everyman."

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
March 10, 2010

Alternately charming and deeply touching.

Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 28, 2009

The film's main asset is the strong comical performance of Charles Laughton as the straitlaced and very proper English butler Marmaduke Ruggles.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
July 12, 2008

Charles Laughton gives a splendid performance as a servant who quickly adopts the American Way of Life in Leo McCarey's savvy political comedy of 1935, a banner year for the Brit thespian in which he was also nominated for Mutiny on the Bounty.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 7, 2003

| Original Score: 4/5
Brandon Judell
September 19, 2003

| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 21, 2003

Always charming without becoming gooey or cloying.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 15, 2002

Laughton in one of his finest roles.

| Original Score: 3/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002

What I can't understand is why this film ... isn't beloved as one of the all-time great comedies.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Top Critic
June 16, 2008

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

May 24, 2003

Andre Sennwald
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

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