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Around the World in 80 Days Reviews

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Michael Szymanski
November 14, 2002
Not only the beginning of cameos, this was also the beginning of large, flashy, special-effects ladden spectacles that did more for the dazzling of the eye than it did for the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
July 9, 2013
Michael Anderson's direction couldn't be more unimaginative and flat. A movie like this should be swimming in creative whimsy, and a sense of wonder. There's nothing of that sort here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Tom Milne
Time Out
February 9, 2006
An interminable travelogue interspersed with sketches in which star-spotting affords some relief.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 6, 2002
The novelty these far-flung places must have had for a 1956 audience is a bit lessened for the viewer today.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 24, 2008
Just goes to show you what dreck can win the Oscar if you got the money and know how to promote your product.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
September 10, 2006
This is the worst film to win the Best Picture Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Douglas Pratt
Movie City News
February 15, 2005
The movie has not aged well. Many of the performances are arch, playing the comedy broadly, which is blandly predictable as the film grinds on and on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
This 1956 multi-Oscar winner has probably aged badly during the intervening years.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 12, 2006
Proof that you can buy an Academy Award.
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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
June 15, 2004
An eye-filling travelogue, an exciting adventure and a very funny film.
Glenn Dunks
March 4, 2014
It is by far too long and has lost a significant amount of its wonder, but spending a rainy Sunday afternoon with Verne's adventure seeking story is a surprisingly easy, diverting experience.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
January 28, 2014
An epic very much of its time, this vastly entertaining star-studded travelogue was put together (with some difficulty) by the great showman Michael Todd.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 17, 1956
It was definitely one of the biggest "event" films of the 1950s, but the decade produced many smaller films that were much more entertaining and that have aged better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
April 17, 2005
Big, loud, flashy fun. But "Best Picture"? I don't think so.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
February 9, 2005
80 Days is pure fluff, but it's so delightful in its fluffiness that the lack of any real depth doesn't matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
January 28, 2008
With a smash lineup of stars in major and minor parts, Todd has turned out a surefire hit.
Jon Fortgang
February 18, 2009
Thanks to its grand scale and great central performances by Niven and Cantinflas, the original fantastic voyage still holds up very respectably.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Null
June 8, 2004
The cast of thousands and absurb scenarios overcomes the overlong oddities in the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 18, 2004
Around the World in Eighty Days may have its faults and lost some of its original allure, but it remains a sure-bet even today.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 18, 2005
lavishly entertaining epic
| Original Score: 4/5
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