This warm and wonderful comedy-drama is a paean to non-conformity.
| Original Score: 4/4
... there's something disingenuous about presenting defiant purposelessness and unemployment as an act of courage.
Robard's performance is loud, playing-to-the-audience brash, and his version of nonconformist behavior is obnoxiously unfunny.
| Original Score: 2/5
This serio comedy about nonconformity is well acted by Jason Robards and the others, but it's still a play
| Original Score: C+
Oscar caliber performances; based on hit Broadway play
| Original Score: 4/5
Terrif dialog to match Robards' scenery-chewing create a sock impact.
Patchy nonconformist comedy.
The humor is still surprising, and Mr. Robards is still full of spice with his clownish wise-cracks and the map of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey stamped all over his face.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
I liked the way it started, but by the end I was quite annoyed by it.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Timeless is an adjective that's tossed around too frequently, but A Thousand Clowns more than qualifies.
The mechanics of the Herb Gardner script show through much too clearly for this to qualify as anything other than shrewdly programmed entertainment.
| Original Score: 3/5
| Original Score: 5/5