Desk Set Reviews

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November 13, 2019
The Broadway comedy of two seasons ago has been turned into a somewhat draggy but pleasant movie.
February 6, 2019
It doesn't have the emotional heft of something like The Apartment but it's a delightful little comedy with a hint of Christmas in it for the holidays.
January 25, 2019
A charming, if predictable, romantic comedy is enlivened by the matchless talents of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn--as well as by its graceful use of a brand-new comic trope: the electronic computer.
January 25, 2019
[I]t's still a witty, often diverting romantic comedy that further demonstrates how well the duo fit.
January 25, 2019
Drunken Christmas office parties and antiquated technology notwithstanding, the real fun in Desk Set is watching these two pros and longtime loves play off of each other for one of their final cinematic turns together.
December 10, 2013
A winning comedy that's as leisurely as the Eisenhower years, with just a hint of the rebellion that's coming down the pike.
July 6, 2007
Mildly amusing but not great comedy, penned by the Ephrons from a stage play, this eighth teaming of Tracy and Hepburn places the battle of the sexes in the workplace against the threat of new technology.
May 26, 2006
Desk Set is a big, shiny, doohickey coasting on the warm offerings of earlier triumphs.
March 25, 2006
[Miss Hepburn and Mr. Tracy] can tote phone books on their heads or balance feathers on their chins and be amusing -- which is about the size of what they do here.
March 9, 2006
January 26, 2006
The results are some splendidly crisp exchanges between the pair, and the inevitable scene of embarrassment where he is literally 'caught with his pants down'.
November 23, 2005
The Spence & Kate show starts to show its age.
March 8, 2005
So refreshingly smart.
November 19, 2004
November 12, 2004
April 29, 2004
Desk Set is quaintly funny and has a few memorable moments...it's ultimately harmless fun with a gossamer message about technology and gender roles.
April 16, 2004
You'd never find a backer for a rom-com with this little relationship anxiety now
June 4, 2003
March 10, 2003
One of the great Tracy-Hepburn pairings, this adaptation from the Broadway stage focuses on the love that grows from the contentious relationship...
November 22, 2002
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