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Guarding Tess Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+

TV Guide
September 19, 2008
Competently executed and entertaining, chiefly due to the first-rate performances of stars Cage and MacLaine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film4
September 19, 2008
Straightforward but enjoyable comedy that sees Cage and MacLaine going at it hammer and tongs -- although not in that sense.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Brandon Judell
PopcornQ
August 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 18, 2003
Speaks to the universal human yearning for someone to watch over us.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 16, 2003
So-so sitcom-like star comedy.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Cage, once again sounding mock-suave and Elvisy, makes the most of his character's fragile cool.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
A chance to watch two great actors shine in rich, funny, real roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
When you get down to it, this film ain't much more than a corny melodrama. Still, it's a really involving, deeply sweet film that just makes you feel good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 15, 2002
I was on set the day they filmed the opera scene.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
MacLaine and Cage are really very good here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Like the role itself, Cage is clearly in service here to a fabled but fading star, and he seldom slips on that second banana.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
What counts is the comic tension between MacLaine and Cage. It's so well done, it doesn't matter how dumb things get.
Hollis Chacona
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
There are lots of laughs in this picture, and though at one point he teeters perilously on the brink of mush and gush, Wilson manages to regain his gently caustic comic footing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Enough cannot be said about Cage and MacLaine's performances and their obvious chemistry together -- and it's fair to say that they more than make up for the film's lapses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Entertainment Weekly
March 11, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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