Ball of Fire Reviews

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September 11, 2019
The comedy never stops being pleasant. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 22, 2015
Ball of Fire came out five days before Pearl Harbor. You can imagine Americans listening to its flood of slang and knowing exactly what they were fighting for.
March 20, 2015
Great, deep, humane, well-built comedy. But throw in Barbara Stanwyck's unbelievable act of character creation, and that's when Ball of Fire becomes its best self.
February 18, 2011
'I've gone goofy, completely goofy,' Cooper says, as the chaos of slang overwhelms his orderly vocabulary: 'Bim-buggy, slap-happy.' Watching 'Ball of Fire,' you feel similarly liberated.
July 7, 2010
One of the best screwball comedies.
Top Critic
February 4, 2009
Actor Cooper plays his Mr. Deeds role with the authority of long familiarity, and Miss Stanwyck (once Ruby Stevens, of Brooklyn) is equally at home in hers.
August 14, 2007
Casting is meticulously perfect to make every character a caricature of itself.
August 14, 2007
A delight.
June 24, 2007
As the timid professor and burlesque stripper, Cooper and Stanwyck are at the top of their form in Hawks' delectable screwball comedy, based on a witty script from Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett.
May 24, 2007
After the rush of His Girl Friday, Ball of Fire is a more sedate ride, full of such marvelous passages as the conga line Stanwyck's delectable Sugarpuss teaches the professors.
January 31, 2006
Does a fine job subverting the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs children's story.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Pure joy.
June 19, 2004
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January 9, 2004
August 4, 2003
What a team: Stanwyck was rarely sexier, Cooper never more endearing. A jewel of a comedy.
July 30, 2003
Co-escrito por Billy Wilder e Charles Brackett, o filme tem um ótimo senso de humor, performances hilárias de todo o elenco e direção enérgica de Hawks.
May 24, 2003
Cooper and Stanwyck make an attractive pairing in Hawks' consistently funny romantic comedy.
May 20, 2003
Mr. Cooper may be a little loose-tooth in spots, but he gives a homespun performance such as only he can give. Miss Stanwyck is plenty yum-yum (meaning scorchy) in her worldly temptress role.
February 12, 2003
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