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The Great Race Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 2, 2015
A monumentally epic disaster...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
January 7, 2011
Comedy masterpiece, and one of the few films to look at votes for women.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Perfect family movie is fun from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Tsunami Magazine
October 26, 2008
Laughs aplenty! Lemmon is hilarious!
| Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
May 6, 2008
Both panned and praised when it was released, this zany cross-continental romp zooms ahead full throttle for all of its 157 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
May 6, 2008
Lemmon plays it dirty throughout and for huge effect. Curtis underplays for equally comic effect. Wood comes through on a par with the two male stars.

May 6, 2008
This is one of those spectacular comedy star vehicles which is perfectly watchable on a wet Sunday afternoon but which, looked at from almost any other perspective, is just a waste of celluloid.
Emanuel Levy
July 4, 2005
Not a great film but one with some funny moments and line of stars.
| Original Score: C+
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
June 26, 2003
Jack Lemmon and Peter Falk save this overblown comedy that tries too hard to be too slapstick.
| Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 27, 2003
Everything a farce should be, played straight while being seriously silly.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 30, 2002
Goofy and overblown, but still hard to resist.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
A lumbering behemoth of 160 minutes of overproduced, overbearing overkill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
An amiable comedy full of chase, chase, fall-down, chase.
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 20, 2002
...a boisterous, madcap chase film that overstays its welcome but provides enough laughs along the way to make up for its shortcomings.
| Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
It's highly inventive, self-conscious camp, made in 1965, well before the genre wore itself out in superciliousness.
Cole Smithey
December 9, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 13, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael Szymanski
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 2, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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