The Front Page Reviews

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September 8, 2019
Carol Burnett is terrible, but everyone else delivers the goods, from Austin Pendleton as the sweet and slightly befuddled convict to Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau playing to their usual strengths.
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.
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
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.
March 16, 2007
Too much of it seemed stretched thin and unfunny.
February 26, 2007
March 17, 2006
Funny retelling with Lemmon and Matthau guided by Billy Wilder.
January 26, 2006
It relies too much on foul language, inappropriate slapstick, and superficial cynicism.
July 9, 2005
not up to the original
June 11, 2005
May 8, 2005
December 26, 2004
September 2, 2004
March 17, 2004
November 15, 2003
August 22, 2003
May 24, 2003
Matthau and Lemmon put in their usual faultless turns, but cannot lift a pervading air of pointlessness.
December 23, 2002
July 30, 2002
It bombed then. It looks better now, but it's still a distant third in films of the play
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