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Bringing Up Baby Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 6, 2015
[VIDEO ESSAY] Howard Hawks's "Bringing Up Baby" is the go-to example of screwball comedy that critics and film-lovers reference most as the definitive model of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: A

Total Film
February 10, 2014
Howard Hawks's classic took the screwball cycle started by It Happened One Night to its dizzying, dazzling peak.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
February 10, 2014
How sublime can movies get?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
September 23, 2013
The enduring fascination of this 1938 screwball comedy is due to much more than its uproarious gags.
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
August 21, 2011
Bringing Up Baby's narrative and thematic directions have much in common with those of Shakespearean comedy.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
June 15, 2011
A perfect example of why directors (and even us brilliant professional critics) can often be completely in the dark about what works.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Classic screwball comedy stars Hepburn, Grant.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
September 19, 2010
Grant plays the timid Dr. David Huxley with the proper restraint and tics.
Full Review | Original Score: 57/100
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 1, 2009
Grant e Hepburn estabelecem uma ótima dinâmica e revelam um impecável timing cômico, mas nem mesmo o ritmo invejável da narrativa consegue ocultar o fato de que algumas de suas principais gags envelheceram mal.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
April 2, 2008
There is little rhyme or reason to most of the action, but it's all highly palatable.

Film4
April 2, 2008
One of the highest high points of the entire screwball comedy genre, with its sharp script and wonderfully balanced leads.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 26, 2007
Though it's almost impossible, try to sit back sometime and enjoy this 1938 Howard Hawks masterpiece not only for its gags, but for the grace of its construction, the assurance of its style, and the richness of its themes.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
May 7, 2006
Hard to believe that Hawks' lunatic screwball comedy, with top-notch turns by Grant and Hepburn, was underrated by critics and commercial flop at the time; history proves otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
One of the finest screwball comedies ever.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 21, 2006
One of Hollywood's greatest comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
May 5, 2005
The speedy, 102-minute film is a total delight, and the performances are so invigorating that it can withstand many multiple viewings without losing its sparks.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 8, 2005
The great screwball comedies of the 1930s and '40s are polar opposites of today's, which makes revisiting them a joy.
| Original Score: B+
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 18, 2005
One of those movies that seems to improve upon repeat viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
March 1, 2005
If Hawks had a real gift it was the ability of moving things along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
February 28, 2005
There are many who make the argument that Bringing Up Baby is a forgotten treasure ... Don't believe a word of it.
| Original Score: 2/5
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