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May 24, 2003
Matthau and Lemmon put in their usual faultless turns, but cannot lift a pervading air of pointlessness.
January 26, 2006
It relies too much on foul language, inappropriate slapstick, and superficial cynicism.
July 1, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
March 16, 2007
Too much of it seemed stretched thin and unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 17, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 22, 2012
This third version of the 1928 smash play is only mildly entertaining; Billy Wilder has no new take on the text and his stars may be too old.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 14, 2007
This slick remake of the ebullient original falls short of being the film it could have been, despite the presence of master filmmaker Wilder and his engaging costars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 26, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 23, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2002
Not the finest adaptation of the oft-visited source material, but hey, it's Wilder, Lemmon, and Matthau!
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
It drags in the middle, but a good first act and a stellar finale make the movie completely worthwhile.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
November 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 26, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 9, 2005
not up to the original
| Original Score: 3/5
June 11, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 17, 2006
Funny retelling with Lemmon and Matthau guided by Billy Wilder.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2007
Full of wonderful comedic business, throw-away lines and some effortless ensemble set pieces, The Front Page bristles with its collection of talents on both sides of the camera.... It's that Billy Wilder touch of hurtful grains of truth inside every com
July 30, 2002
It bombed then. It looks better now, but it's still a distant third in films of the play
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Even though the mechanics and demands of movie-making slow what should be the furious tempo, this Front Page displays a giddy bitterness that is rare in any films except those of Mr. Wilder. It is also, much of the time, extremely funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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