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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
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
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 9, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 23, 2005
The Spence & Kate show starts to show its age.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 8, 2005
So refreshingly smart.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
November 12, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
April 29, 2004
Desk Set is quaintly funny and has a few memorable'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
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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...
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 22, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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