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The Betsy Reviews

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September 2, 2013
Vintage 70s kitsch. A very young Tommy Lee Jones (voted best hair).
April 15, 2012
great story about a car manufacturer similiar to one of the big three, and subtle twists regarding the various struggles to produce a gas efficient car, better than most Tommy Lee Jones movies today
January 6, 2012
One of the most plotless movies ever conceived from a novel...a Harold Robbins novel, that is. It flashes back and forth throughout the movie focusing on Laurence Olivier's character and his career. It has big stars in this movie and even that doesn't make it good enough. It does however show that the actors have great talent when it comes to acting because the end result shows up in the movie. The acting is good, the director not so much and the script is mediocre. It's one of those movies that is worth seeing for believing how bad it truly is.
December 31, 2010
This "film" defines Potboiler. It's a good story which propels the action, but the director used every tasteless device imaginable in the telling. Worth seeing if only to witness how low Laurence Olivier was willing to go to support his family, and to have ingenue Kathleen Beller make your mouth water. Then there;'s Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duvall both doing penance for something or other; God alone knows what caused them to do this. Hollywood's a heartbreak, Baby!
½ January 20, 2010
Very entertaining trash, adapted from Harold Robbins' best seller, about family relations and politics in a three generation sect of automobile builders (whose cars look suspiciously like late 1970s AMCs). Still just a soap opera, but a very good one at that, with a wonderful, enegetic cast.
October 5, 2009
Melodramatic rubbish, but fun rubbish. Good sets, costumes and all that, very little regard for accurate period detail. Many over the top performances, but it's entertaining. A bit overlong, a little more editing would have helped out.
April 7, 2009
Watching this atrocity makes one wonder if [i]anyone[/i] involved in the film read the novel.
June 30, 2008
I had the unhappy pleasure of seeing this movie as a child. I had nightmares forever.
April 10, 2008
I seriously don't get how you can have such a cast (olivier, duvall and jones) and blow it anyway...?!
½ October 14, 2007
Great cast (Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall, Laurence Olivier), but poorly acted, directed, and written. Feels like a weak soap opera.
½ July 1, 2007
Ho Hum. Another long family epic.
½ June 13, 2007
too much like a soap opera or generic TV film. mushy plot and characters, though good sets and settings.
January 7, 2007
Melodramatic rubbish, but fun rubbish. Good sets, costumes and all that, very little regard for accurate period detail. Many over the top performances, but it's entertaining. A bit overlong, a little more editing would have helped out.
½ May 19, 2006
Il y a au moins un film en ce monde que j'ai détesté...je calculais sans cesse les minutes qui restaient avant la fin du film...médiocre!
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