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Guarding Tess Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Leonard Klady
Variety
September 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.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Cage is on best behaviour here, but he's not an especially sympathetic performer.
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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.
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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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
There are a few good jokes, some solid chemistry between the leads, and a little pathos, but it all doesn't add up to very much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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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Entertainment Weekly
March 11, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: B+