Reviews

Aug 31, 2019
...an erratic yet rewarding star vehicle.
Jun 6, 2018
Maclaine's performance as Tess Carlisle, which shifts from polite witchiness to lonely, mildly boozy poignancy, adds up to the only real reason to see this potentially funny and revealing, but actually rather humdrum duodrama.
Dec 8, 2017
Too often Guarding Tess feels like a sketch towards a movie.
Sep 7, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
We have seen it before: The movie throws together two individuals (Shirley Maclaine and Nicolas Cage) who could not have been more different and then shows us how they learn to respect each other.
Sep 19, 2008
Competently executed and entertaining, chiefly due to the first-rate performances of stars Cage and MacLaine.
Sep 19, 2008
The film is indeed likable. But director Hugh Wilson, who co-wrote the script with Peter Torokvei, just skims the surface of potentially rich territory.
Sep 19, 2008
Straightforward but enjoyable comedy that sees Cage and MacLaine going at it hammer and tongs -- although not in that sense.
Jun 24, 2006
Cage is on best behaviour here, but he's not an especially sympathetic performer.
Nov 7, 2005
Feb 18, 2005
Nov 19, 2004
Mar 19, 2004
A fun idea, blandly executed
Dec 2, 2003
Aug 23, 2003
Jul 20, 2003
Jul 18, 2003
Speaks to the universal human yearning for someone to watch over us.
Jun 16, 2003
So-so sitcom-like star comedy.
May 20, 2003
Mr. Cage, once again sounding mock-suave and Elvisy, makes the most of his character's fragile cool.
May 20, 2003
For the first half-hour, the tension between Cage and MacLaine makes for some truly funny moments, but then it seems as if director Hugh Wilson called a wrap too early.