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De-Lovely Reviews

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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
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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
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
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
November 11, 2004
De-senfrenada y de-lirante, de-liciosa en algunos momentos.
| Original Score: 3.5/5

Sunday Times (Australia)
November 8, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 16, 2004
A handsome musical about the most ambiguous of American composers.
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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
September 25, 2004
De-Lovely is a film I can imagine the Porters enjoying, and also one that might occasionally make them uncomfortable. It isn't great cinema, but it's deft popular art.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
September 17, 2004
The only way to kill Cole Porter is to mess with his music. And that's exactly what Producer/Director Irwin Winkler does in De-Lovely.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Neil Smith
BBC.com
September 14, 2004
There are enough glorious songs, energetically warbled by a host of modern pop stars, to keep us enthralled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 19, 2004
De-Lovely features a first-rate performance that ought to earn Kevin Kline an Oscar nomination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 18, 2004
Is De-Lovely a failure? In many ways, yes. But it's the kind of failure I'd rather see than I would many more successful films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
August 16, 2004
Kline/Judd are de-lectable and the movie is de-vine.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 8/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 15, 2004
Both fans and non-fans will appreciate Porter's tunes. But the real story of his marriage has yet to be told.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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