Lemmon digs out most of the laughs in the script. As for Marilyn, she's been trimmer, slimmer and sexier in earlier pictures.
The Great American Comedy (if you discount the Marx Brothers).
| Original Score: 5/5
Pictures like this, with a sense of humor that is as broad as it can be sophisticated, come along only infrequently.
In many ways, the ultimate Billy Wilder film -- replete with breathless pacing, transvestite humor, and unflinching cynicism.
One of Wilder's funniest satires.
Some Like It Hot does cool off considerably now and again, but Mr. Wilder and his carefree clowns keep it crackling and funny most of the time.
| Original Score: 4/5
Wilder's 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft.
| Original Score: 4/4