The Front Page Reviews

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.
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
February 26, 2007
March 17, 2006
Funny retelling with Lemmon and Matthau guided by Billy Wilder.
July 9, 2005
not up to the original
June 11, 2005
May 8, 2005
December 26, 2004
September 2, 2004
November 15, 2003
August 22, 2003
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
July 25, 2002
Not the finest adaptation of the oft-visited source material, but hey, it's Wilder, Lemmon, and Matthau!
January 1, 2000
It drags in the middle, but a good first act and a stellar finale make the movie completely worthwhile.
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.