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...
Top Critic
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
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
July 30, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
July 19, 2004
Good, but probably Wilder's most overrated film.
| 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
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
September 19, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
August 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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