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Why Do Fools Fall In Love Reviews

J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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October 18, 2008
Todd McCarthy
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Too ill defined to emerge from the pack of box office also-rans.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 18, 2008
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A celebration of pop fantasies, a boyish rascal with a helium voice, and three pretty fools who fell in love with him.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 25, 2003
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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A fresh, enlightening example of how to take a tragic American show-business story and make it funny, warm and terrifically entertaining.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

June 18, 2002
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Though Nava's soapy directing style makes Fools watchable enough in a campy way, the film's unsophisticated nature undermines its better qualities.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 14, 2001
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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Foolproof fun!

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 1, 2000

USA Today
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Entertaining and nostalgically moving!

| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
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Lymon's career may have been short and sad, but Why Do Fools Fall in Love finds the melodrama of his life in the exciting music of his time and the tumult of his romances.

Full Review Source: New York Times

January 1, 2000

Denver Post
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A standout performance by Vivica A. Fox and Leranze Tate!

Full Review Source: Denver Post

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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We get no discernible Frankie at all!

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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Despite employing the familiar motion picture elements of sex, greed, and music, this is not a run-of-the- mill biopic.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000

San Jose Mercury News
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Smart, quirky love story.

January 1, 2000

Boston Globe
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Filled with color and energy!

January 1, 2000

Mr. Showbiz
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Totally entertaining!

Full Review Source: Mr. Showbiz

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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What made Frankie run? The movie clearly doesn't know.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000

Chicago Tribune
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Jampacked with rock glamour and exploitation, joy and horror, that keeps showing its subject at different angles, through different eyes.

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000

Dallas Morning News
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The musical numbers are outstanding! Mr. Tate turns Frankie's showmanship into an expression of bold kinetic energy!

January 1, 2000

Washington Post
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A dull and frustrating movie.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
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