De-Lovely Reviews

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November 7, 2019
The music is eloquently timeless. The lyrics unparalleled, even illuminating. Yes, it's delightful, it's delicious, it's's De-Lovely.
May 8, 2011
Unfortunately, the film's post-modern staginess assists in keeping Porter endlessly at arm's length. [Blu-ray]
May 3, 2011
Winkler indulges a large amount of screentime detailing these sexual leanings and complications, which disrupts the picture's balance between wannabe musical and straight up bio-pic.
December 22, 2010
The music is de-lovely, but not much else is.
November 20, 2008
July 14, 2007
May 24, 2007
More imagination than inquiry, this cautiously reverential tale reaches for aesthetic pleasure and emotion over insight.
May 23, 2007
If you ignore the plot and just approach the flick as nothing more than a 21st century update of a Busby Berkeley-style musical, you will not be disappointed.
September 22, 2006
Performances crackling with an enthusiasm that indicates how much Porter's work continues to be loved and respected.
April 1, 2006
September 30, 2005
May 5, 2005
Elegante e esteticamente admirável, este musical é um pouco mais longo do que deveria, mas as belas canções e os complexos planos concebidos por Winker acabam compensando.
April 17, 2005
The production numbers recap Porter's life using his own music. The concept is nothing if not original but it's the execution that causes the greatest strife.
February 20, 2005
...employs a bizarre structure that makes it virtually impossible to connect with anything or anyone on screen.
February 2, 2005
Emotionally week and distant, like watered-down soup. It provides poor nourishment.
December 15, 2004
An intelligent behind-the-scenes look at enduring love and enduring music.
December 3, 2004
De-Lovely, de-Nearly delectable
November 27, 2004
...if I didn't already enjoy the composer's music, this movie would never have swayed to like it.
November 24, 2004
Kline and Judd are both good, but Cole Porter seems to have more sophistication than depth.
November 16, 2004
The movie does offer insight into a man whose lyrics now are underscored with the deeper, hidden rhythms of truth.
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