Reviews

Jun 23, 2020
A visual delight and a dramatic letdown.
Aug 8, 2019
Forget the plot. The essence of Dick Tracy lies in characters and style, and there it exceeds last summer's clunky, over-produced Batman.
Jul 7, 2010
The film moves at a chug when it should put the pedal to the floor.
Jul 7, 2010
Beatty and his team of collaborators have heightened the vibrantly tawdry urban night world of Chester Gould's classic comic strip.
Apr 23, 2009
Though it looks ravishing, Warren Beatty's longtime pet project is a curiously remote, uninvolving film.
Apr 7, 2008
Forget the hype. Now for the real question: How's the damn movie? Answer: Pretty darn swell.
Apr 18, 2007
This has an appealing two-dimensional comic-book look, but lacks the vision to go with it, not to mention an interesting hero or a feeling for action.
Jan 26, 2006
A spectacular movie whose technical achievements -- notably the sharp editing -- will surely provide a gauge by which subsequent comic strip films are judged.
Nov 26, 2003
May 20, 2003
Summer hasn't officially arrived yet, but it's unlikely to offer a big-budget commercial movie as thoroughly entertaining as this stylish real-life cartoon.
May 12, 2001
For all its superficial pleasures, Dick Tracy ultimately flounders because it provides an audience with nothing to take home and dream about.
Jan 1, 2000
It's fun spotting stars under cakes of make-up and the panache, great supporting cast and good-natured, old-fashioned feel make for a better movie than you remember.
Jan 1, 2000
This is a movie in which every frame contains some kind of artificial effect. An entire world has been built here, away from the daylight and the realism of ordinary city streets.
Jan 1, 2000
Dick Tracy is Batman in a fedora -- a much-ballyhooed cartoon noir that's as skimpy on substance as it is burgeoning with jujube-colored, jutt-jawed style.
Jan 1, 2000
Tracy is Tinseltown's annual celebration of everything that's wrong with itself: the hype, the agent-negotiated star system, the Hollywood 'fun' assembly-line method of copy-cat mediocrity, etc.