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Fedora Reviews

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Richard Brody
New Yorker
September 5, 2014
This one seethes with authentic nostalgia; Wilder's attempt not merely to eulogize earlier styles but to revive them feels somewhat embalmed.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice
September 2, 2014
Wilder may have been a genius, but not everything a genius does is a work of genius. Fedora is a curiosity, not a lost masterpiece.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
August 14, 2007
The deliberate and sometimes dismaying anachronisms are signs of a deep, unshakable commitment to a personal aesthetic -- a commitment that is sometimes more moving than anything in the film itself.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A shamefully underrated film, Fedora is Wilder's testament and one of the most sublime achievements of the '70s.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Trust Wilder to know what he's doing, even during the deliberate clichés. See it like that, and I bet you'll like it. See it with a straight face, and you'll think it's boring and obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Fedora is old-fashioned with a vengeance, a proud, passionate remembrance of the way movies used to be, and a bitter smile at what they have become.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5