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Born Yesterday Reviews

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
December 4, 2016
Pleasant little film with likable characters and some political points.

TV Guide
January 11, 2008
Griffith almost makes it watchable. She is as charismatic a camera presence as ever, but her magic is mostly muted in this flat retread.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Leonard Klady
Variety
January 11, 2008
The verdict on the makeover is not all good news.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 11, 2008
The gin rummy game with Griffith and Goodman instead of Holliday and Crawford is enough to ruin a night out.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Where Holliday was always too sophisticated a butterfly right from the off, Griffith's copycat performance starts dumb -- but then never takes wing.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 23, 2005
In this pointless remake, essaying the Judy Holliday Oscar-winning role, Melanie Griffith gives a poor performance, marked by monotonous delivery and tiresome semi-spunky routines.
| Original Score: 1/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 23, 2004
Not so much bad as thoroughly pointless.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
There is a fatal disconnection between place and characters who, conceived in one era, are crazily transported into another in which they don't quite fit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
April 27, 2003
Much more enjoyable than you'd think. Griffith and Johnson sizzle.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
Just rent the original. Trust me.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
To the growing list of unnecessary movies, add this remake of the Garson Kanin comedy.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
There's little (if anything) to recommend this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is supposed to be snappy material, and it comes across gloomy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
In old Hollywood, style could make up for a lack of substance, but this remake is without either.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
There's no sense of screwball mayhem in the picture, no topsy-turvy brightness.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
There are some good laughs and fans of the stars certainly won't be disappointed.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 25, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 12, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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