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Bye Bye Birdie Reviews

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TIME Magazine
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.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 17, 2011
For all its annoyances -- and there are many -- the film somehow sears its way into the mind's eye.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Credit George Sidney with directing one of the better fun and frolic tune packages.
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DH Joseph
Time Out
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.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.