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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011
If Tashlin had had the nerve, he would have romantically paired Jayne Mansfield with Little Richard and set race relations in the United States forward by about thirty years.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 16, 2010
A sweet little fifties gem that should be viewed for the endearing tale and of course, who doesn't love Ms. Mansfield?...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 12, 2010
A pungent satire on the worlds of PR and rock music.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
August 22, 2006
A veritable Parthenon of vulgarity and a supremely unfunny comedy that is pure eau de Fifty-Six.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
August 11, 2006
Not one of Tashlin's better efforts.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/5
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
August 8, 2006
Years before Kenneth Anger, Frank Tashlin located the decadent Babylon in Hollywood and found it not that different from the splashy Looney Tunes bonanzas he used to fashion during his salad days as an animator.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Sure, the scenery is splashy and sporty in color and CinemaScope. But the show is as meager and witless as a cheap pin-up magazine joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 15, 2004
Wild combination of cartoonish farce with seminal rock performances. Those milk bottles!
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Tashlin demonstrated an innate knowledge of the capacties offered by the Cinescope canvas.
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
It's a great looking great sounding movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Tashlin's savage lampoon of American notions of success and fulfillment is hilarious and genuinely appealing.
Emanuel Levy
June 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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