The Fortune Cookie - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Fortune Cookie Reviews

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August 15, 2007
...another bittersweet comedy commentary on contemporary US mores.
August 15, 2007
A very funny film, this morality tale is a deft mixture of cynicism, wit and idealism as only writer-director Wilder could do it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 15, 2007
Wildly funny in spots...
March 17, 2007
Saddled with a thin story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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January 26, 2006
The friction between the laughs and the cynicism generates more heat than most Hollywood comedies even aim at...
July 3, 2005
Though not top-notch Billy Wilder, this cynical satire about an unscrupulous lawyer and a TV cameraman benefits from good acting by Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in their first screen teaming.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 19, 2004
Good, but probably Wilder's most overrated film.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2003
The trio would move on to better things, but the comic chemistry was tangible from the start.
September 25, 2002
It's [the] performances that make The Fortune Cookie worth checking out, because the story itself isn't terribly interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2001
Matthau is smooth, and a great physical comic.
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
April 4, 2001
The banter between Lemmon and Matthau is, as always, priceless.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Mr. Wilder's last film and a comedy of unrelieved vulgarity, but it has style and taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
July 30, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
July 17, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 10, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
June 22, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
August 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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