Bugsy Malone Reviews

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May 21, 2020
This film is the brainchild of writer/director Alan Parker, and it's amazing that he's pulled it off successfully.
October 29, 2019
I don't know where this film will find its audience because it's really too boring to sit that long on one joke.
October 10, 2019
Worth seeing purely for the sequence where the pre-teen Mafioso open their violin cases and pull out machine guns that fire nothing but cream pies. A true original from 1976.
July 24, 2019
The movie is well made, the songs are excellent, and the actors are consumed in their roles. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 17, 2018
You'll have seen the film already, but this is a timely reminder of just how accomplished a production it is; once Parker had made the decision to cast only children in all the roles... everything else fell perfectly into place.
April 18, 2014
Parker's script is as sharp as a wiseguy's suit, his attention to period and genre detail a constant joy, and he coaxes scarily poised performances from his young performers.
August 3, 2011
This original concept, a gangster musical spoof with all the roles played by children (Jodie Foster among them), never found its audience, but it's worth checking out.
December 18, 2010
Jodie Foster stars in goofy kid mobster movie.
March 8, 2008
January 13, 2007
December 30, 2006
It's boisterous and good-natured, with catchy songs, and always sublimely unaware of its own strangeness.
December 26, 2006
November 30, 2006
The songs and set pieces are still fresh and infectious and most of the child cast are mesmerisingly good. I defy anyone not to be caught up in the charm and nostalgia.
April 10, 2006
There's little here that delivers even the bare minimum for a musical or a comedy
April 14, 2005
Pretty goofy idea, but kids will probably be diverted by it.
March 31, 2005
A minor masterpiece of it's time
October 25, 2004
One of a kind, totally clever gangster parody with music and kids.
October 23, 2004
Bugsy Malone is like nothing else. It's an original, a charming one, and it has yet another special performance by Jodie Foster, who at thirteen was already getting the roles that grown-up actresses complained weren't being written for women anymore.
September 13, 2004
Gets points for sheer peculiarness.
July 8, 2004
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