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Around the World in 80 Days Reviews

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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
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
February 9, 2006
An interminable travelogue interspersed with sketches in which star-spotting affords some relief.
August 6, 2002
The novelty these far-flung places must have had for a 1956 audience is a bit lessened for the viewer today.
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
September 10, 2006
This is the worst film to win the Best Picture Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
March 10, 2003
This 1956 multi-Oscar winner has probably aged badly during the intervening years.
December 12, 2006
Proof that you can buy an Academy Award.
June 15, 2004
An eye-filling travelogue, an exciting adventure and a very funny film.
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+
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
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
April 17, 2005
Big, loud, flashy fun. But "Best Picture"? I don't think so.
| Original Score: 3/5
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
January 28, 2008
With a smash lineup of stars in major and minor parts, Todd has turned out a surefire hit.
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
June 8, 2004
The cast of thousands and absurb scenarios overcomes the overlong oddities in the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
April 18, 2005
lavishly entertaining epic
| Original Score: 4/5
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