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Bye Bye Birdie Reviews

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May 9, 2005
Unfortunately, Mr. Sidney and his scriptwriter, Irving Brecher, have allowed the essence of this spirited musical comedy of Michael Stewart to get away from them.
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August 1, 2015
[Bye Bye Birdie] had an apple-cheekiness about it on the stage that seems slightly worm-eaten on film, and the result is more goof than spoof.
June 24, 2006
This enjoyable timepiece is notable today for its peppy score, energetic dancing, and for having made a star of the extremely nubile Ann-Margret, 22 passing for 16. Her fresh, wholesome eroticism fairly bursts off the screen.
July 29, 2015
Though it is spotty in both pace and execution, it is often both skillfully done and funny.
August 1, 2015
A wonderfully energetic and colourful adaptation of the smash Broadway hit, satirising the traumatic induction of one Elvis Presley into the US Army.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2005
Further proof Van Dyke was a true showman.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 25, 2002
Of all the innocent and innocuous musicals of the 1960's, this goofy one is my favorite.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
August 24, 2010
Fun but dated musical will appeal to parents more than kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
George Sidney's tacky 1963 musical fantasy-satire about the Elvis craze, based on the Broadway show of the same title, isn't exactly good, but if you like what he does with Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh, and pink decor, it's sort of magnificent.
March 26, 2009
Credit George Sidney with directing one of the better fun and frolic tune packages.
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
August 10, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 5, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2009
Sit-com lite.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
For all its annoyances -- and there are many -- the film somehow sears its way into the mind's eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2012
Anyone allergic to high-fructose corn syrup might do well to stay away, but the winking humor and musical gusto of this pop-artful camp standard-bearer still carry the day. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 30, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 23, 2006
Very dated musical, but full of energy.
| Original Score: 3/5
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