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Popeye Reviews

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July 31, 2015
Reputation be damned, Popeye is a wonderful movie, beguiling and deeply strange. It's also a stealth remake: McCabe for kids.
January 2, 2011
An eccentric take on Popeye and friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2006
You wonder how on earth Altman did it; equally often, you feel you are watching a wacky masterpiece, the like of which you've never seen before.
May 26, 2006
Most people hate this rambling, Robert Altman-directed comic strip movie, but I loved it as a kid and I still love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2005
The film's not much chop, but Williams is right at home as the spinach-swallowing sailor
| Original Score: 3/5
December 27, 2004
Curious paring of Williams and Altman in a live action adaptation of the famous cartoon. Altman's odd sound techniques are not well suited for the material.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
He takes one of the most artificial and limiting of art forms -- the comic strip -- and raises it to the level of high comedy and high spirits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 30, 2004
A thoroughly charming, immensely appealing mess of a movie, often high-spirited and witty, occasionally pretentious and flat, sometimes robustly funny and frequently unintelligible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 16, 2004
Kooky and odd and brilliant in the most warped way imaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 5, 2004
A wacky treat.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 21, 2003
Splendid live-action cartoon from Altman. In need of reassessing.
| Original Score: 5/5
August 11, 2003
This one really takes an unfair beating, but at the risk of losing your respect entirely, I'll just say it: It's my favorite Altman film!
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 30, 2003
Popeye is a sustained eureka.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 23, 2003
Altman's job was to convey the spirit of the old cartoons, not dish up some ultraslick Hollywood sitcom fodder. He gets the job done right.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 19, 2003
If you strip away the film's loyalty to its source material, it's not difficult to see that, in many ways, Popeye is Altman's comic spin on McCabe & Mrs. Miller.
February 21, 2010
A lot of it is klutzier than you may remember it being, and it leads to a wretched climax involving the fakest-looking octopus since Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 4, 2007
| Original Score: 1/5
July 10, 2007
I reeeeeaaaaaaalllllllyyyyyy hated this movie...
| Original Score: 0/4
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