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Desperately Seeking Susan Reviews

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TV Guide
May 23, 2008
Director Susan Seidelman guides her cast with a light, enthusiastic touch, never making more out of her frothy material than need be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Variety Staff
May 23, 2008
All of this is cause for consistent smiling and a few outright laughs, without ever building to complete comedy.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 23, 2008
The film acquires a pleasant, syncopated rhythm as it bounces from one unlikely event to another.
Emanuel Levy
June 20, 2006
Featuring the first (and only decent) screen performance by Madona, this charming comedy imposes the old fracical gimmick of amnesia on a hip and stylish East Village milieu.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Even if the plotting (a mistaken identity farce involving that old chestnut, amnesia brought on by a bump to the head) is square as a square peg. Madonna has never found a better fit than the role of Susan.
Steve Crum
June 8, 2005
Offbeat Susan Seidelman comedy features funny Madonna and Arquette.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It has its moments, and many of them involve the different kinds of special appeal that Arquette and Madonna are able to generate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 26, 2004
This has to be the most overrated movie of 1985.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Surprisingly boring and annoying '80s movie. Mistaken identity, blah. Nothing really funny happens.
| Original Score: 1/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
November 3, 2002
Oddball fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
Still Madonna's only worthwhile film performance.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Works despite Madonna and not really because of her.
| Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
A fine slice of '80s nostalgia -- even for people who weren't there first time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
This is a little slice of the decade of skinny ties and, well, Madonna, that holds up extremely well.
| Original Score: 80/100
Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine
July 29, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
November 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
August 24, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 31, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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