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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Reviews

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January 21, 2014
A too cutesy musical.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 27, 2012
Starring Dick Van Dyke, this pleasant family fable with music was nominated for the Best Song Oscar
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2011
A fantastical car story custom made for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2010
Ask yourself, would you rather show your kids Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or Marmaduke? I don't want to live in a world where the answer is the latter. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 7, 2010
ultimately all in good fun, although it's hard to shake entirely the sense that something is slightly askew, which is probably the point
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2008
I'm old enough to have seen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang during its original theatrical run, and I've just about recovered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 5, 2008
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was made in Britain for American consumption, but its magic works on kids and adults of any nationality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2008
Has become modern classic, but falls so short of great.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
Ken Adam's sets are inventive, but the special effects are shoddy, the songs instantly forgettable, and the leisurely length an exquisite torture.
May 9, 2005
A fast, dense, friendly children's musical, with something of the joys of singing together on a team bus on the way to a game.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 23, 2004
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang contains about the best two-hour children's movie you could hope for, with a marvelous magical auto and lots of adventure and a nutty old grandpa and a mean Baron and some funny dances and a couple of [scary] moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 23, 2004
Time has not enhanced its doubtful charms.
| Original Score: 2/5
March 18, 2004
Tedium incarnate.
Read More | Original Score: 0/5
December 14, 2003
Given that the film runs almost two-and-a-half hours, it's fairly clear that a substantial amount of trimming would have been appropriate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 3, 2003
It's some fresh circle of hell to revisit childhood favourites only to inevitably discover that, as a child, one is almost indubitably an idiot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 2, 2003
...if children can stay awake long enough, they will undoubtedly find much of it entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 2, 2003
The film is too long at well over two hours, but the effects are impressive for the time and the musical numbers zippy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 19, 2003
Something of an oddity doubtless. But memorable for its visuals and its creepy, evil baddie.
September 18, 2002
A High-flying, quality family production
| Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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