De-Lovely Reviews

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August 7, 2004
The results ... are staid, with re-creations of Paris in the Jazz Age and Hollywood in its Golden Age that are like waxworks in motion.
July 22, 2004
A wildly uneven musical biography of Cole Porter.
July 16, 2004
Porter's songs keep much the film afloat when, otherwise, it would have sunk. No matter how turgid or murky the movie becomes, when the music starts, you're flying.
July 16, 2004
Not inept enough to make the composer spin in his grave ... but not insightful or clever enough to please the old boy, either.
July 16, 2004
Entertaining. With more than 30 Cole Porter songs and an accomplished cast, how can it not be?
July 16, 2004
The story is sad. The music is witty, wary, impassioned and delightful. The balance is what makes De-Lovely special.
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
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