De-Lovely - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

De-Lovely Reviews

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 8, 2011
Unfortunately, the film's post-modern staginess assists in keeping Porter endlessly at arm's length. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
The music is de-lovely, but not much else is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 24, 2007
More imagination than inquiry, this cautiously reverential tale reaches for aesthetic pleasure and emotion over insight.
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Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lisa Ann Cockrel
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
Performances crackling with an enthusiasm that indicates how much Porter's work continues to be loved and respected.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 20, 2005
...employs a bizarre structure that makes it virtually impossible to connect with anything or anyone on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 2, 2005
Emotionally week and distant, like watered-down soup. It provides poor nourishment.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 15, 2004
An intelligent behind-the-scenes look at enduring love and enduring music.
December 3, 2004
De-Lovely, de-Nearly delectable
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 27, 2004
...if I didn't already enjoy the composer's music, this movie would never have swayed to like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
November 24, 2004
Kline and Judd are both good, but Cole Porter seems to have more sophistication than depth.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 16, 2004
The movie does offer insight into a man whose lyrics now are underscored with the deeper, hidden rhythms of truth.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
November 13, 2004
The least you can expect from a film celebrating a witty and stylish personality like Cole Porter is to be witty and stylish. But, alas, De-Lovely is neither.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: C+
Alex Ramirez
November 11, 2004
De-senfrenada y de-lirante, de-liciosa en algunos momentos.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 16, 2004
A handsome musical about the most ambiguous of American composers.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
October 15, 2004
De-Lovely's pedestrian aesthetic choices and conventional point of view sit awkwardly within its semi-experimental framework.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Alexandra Sim-Wise
October 6, 2004
It's very, very bad, and not even in a nice, campy Showgirls way.
Full Review | Original Score: 24/100
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