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Desk Set Reviews

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Desk Set is a big, shiny, doohickey coasting on the warm offerings of earlier triumphs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 23, 2005
The Spence & Kate show starts to show its age.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 8, 2005
So refreshingly smart.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
April 16, 2004
You'd never find a backer for a rom-com with this little relationship anxiety now
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
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...
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 28, 2002
One of the better Tracy-Hepburn screen pairings.
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 7, 2002
Stagey, but pleasant star vehicle
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The least, perhaps, of the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn collaborations...this 1957 comedy is nevertheless a bright and witty vehicle for its stars, directed well and anonymously by that fine old hack Walter Lang.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 9, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
November 12, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 22, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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