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Nobody's Fool Reviews

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October 29, 2013
The movie feels oddly phony from its very core outward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 20, 2003
Maybe you believe, as Nobody's Fool continuously suggests, that people who frequent diners are, by definition, better human beings than people who eat at country clubs. If so, may Sully marry your daughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2003
It is an uneven, but enjoyable film nonetheless because of solid acting, good character development and the pleasure of watching Paul Newman work.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
It's in dealing with Sully's past that Nobody's Fool succumbs to the kind of didactic sentimentality that Hollywood's visions of everyday people and lives so often rely upon.
January 3, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
October 29, 2013
Newman clearly owns the part of Sully, but there is nary a false or uncertain note struck by anyone in this ensemble cast.
January 1, 2000
It benefits from the confidence of Newman's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The intelligent sensitivity of the script, coupled with Newman's powerfully understated performance, make this motion picture special.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 29, 2013
An old hand at this kind of heart-warming fare, Benton doesn't swamp it with sentimentality, allowing the crumpled charisma of Newman to effortlessly carry the drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2004
Nobody's Fool offers a hell of a lot more than just Paul Newman at his very best, although that alone would make the flick worthy of your attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 26, 2009
Fronted by a splendid performance from Paul Newman... Robert Benton's character-driven film is sprinkled with small pleasures; the dramatic developments here don't take place in the noisy, calamitous manner that is customary these days.
October 29, 2013
For better and for worse, it's still a Hollywood movie (and a white boys' movie to boot), but one with a more alert eye and feeling for American life than most of its competitors.
January 1, 2000
It's satisfying, but if you see the film, don't expect to have too much to say about it.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
September 29, 2006
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June 24, 2006
Benton's quietly superb adaptation of Richard Russo's novel is one of those movies you thought they didn't make anymore.
February 26, 2002
A real treat with its humane depiction of flawed but lovable characters trying to make do in hard times.
July 16, 2004
At 72, Paul Newman was still one of the sexiest men on earth
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
So eloquently straightforward, it practically sings to the soul.
August 12, 2008
By giving his movie a very effective realistic look, by helping his actors to shape strongly believable performances, even when they are doing implausible things, Benton lends credence to...inspirational fibs.
September 7, 2011
Not much of a plot? Don't be fooled. The best thing about a story so subdued, so contained -- at least when it's done well, and Fool is done exceptionally well -- is that, in the quiet, we can really hear the characters breathe.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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