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The Fabulous Baker Boys Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 8, 2015
All three stars are superb, but it's Pfeiffer's smart and sexy performance that quickly became a thing of legend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
July 28, 2008
The fun part is seeing it all play out, thanks to a standout cast and first-time director Steve Kloves' skill in handling them.
Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies
April 4, 2007
What I really enjoyed about The Fabulous Baker Boys is the way it balances between the three key characters, as well as the outside world that they're up against.
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
February 12, 2007
Writer/director Steve Kloves (this was his first film) keeps his characters grounded as people...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
January 29, 2007
Kloves' directorial debut features three superlative performances by Jeff and Beau Bridges (as bickering siblings) and particularly Michelle Pfeiffer, who's at her sexiest with a show-stopping number atop a piano in red dress!
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Much of the credit must go to the actors, with the Bridges brothers making a superb double act.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 21, 2005
A completely engaging, thoroughly entertaining romantic comedy structured entirely on the strength of its main characters. One of the ten-best of 1989.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's a film specializing in smoky, down-at-the-heels glamour, and in the kind of smart, slangy dialogue that sounds right without necessarily having much to say.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 3, 2002
There have been only three truly breathtaking torch singers in movie history: Rita Hayworth, Jessica Rabbit, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Great script, strong performances, wonderful music ... and Michelle Pfeiffer at her absolute sexiest.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 14, 2002
Simmering performances from the three lead characters that hit all the right buttons in this portrait of sibling rivalry.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is one of the movies they will use as a document, years from now, when they begin to trace the steps by which Pfeiffer became a great star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A thoroughly enjoyable entertainment that should play just about everybody's strings right. Kloves proves to be quite a plucker.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The Fabulous Baker Boys is like a beloved movie from the glory days of Hollywood. It transports you. It's an American rhapsody.
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
f the film is watchable, it is mostly for the attraction of the actors. The story itself is as slow and languorous as one of Ms. Pfeiffer's songs.
Cole Smithey
April 14, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
September 24, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Nicolas Lacroix
December 2, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 10, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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