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To Be or Not to Be Reviews

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March 26, 2009
Bancroft's sustained delights are not matched by Brooks, who seems to be trying too hard.
May 20, 2004
Kind of a dud.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 1, 2004
I can't remember another film that took so little care with the details of ambience: the cruddy sets and flat, underworked sound track drain any sense of life from the project.
March 22, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
April 24, 2018
A klunky, tacky-looking color reproduction of the original.
May 23, 2011
The plot is much the same as in the Ernst Lubitsch original, with everything played for laughs and Brooks at his funniest in impersonations of Nazis. What's missing is the relevance of the 1942 film, released while Germany occupied Poland.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 23, 2004
Brooks combines a backstage musical with a wartime romance and comes up with an eclectic comedy that races off into several directions, usually successfully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2003
Brooks and his comedic cohorts bring their brand of high-strung mockery to Alan Johnson's flavorable farce...relentlessly riotous!
| Original Score: 4/5
May 1, 2004
This movie has its moments; but it is not as funny as the Jack Benny original; Brooks for all his wit, is no Ernst Lubitsch.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
October 9, 2005
A very well-executed farce, and Brooks' most underrated movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 26, 2004
Superfluous remake of the Lubitsch classic is OK on its own merits, but no more.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2004
Ssmashingly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 18, 2018
Frills notwithstanding, the film is faithful in its frenetic fashion.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Johnson may not quite have Lubitsch's lightness of touch, but he puts an excellent cast through their paces with great verve, and the charm is as potent as ever.
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