Guarding Tess Reviews

August 31, 2019
...an erratic yet rewarding star vehicle.
September 7, 2011
September 19, 2008
Competently executed and entertaining, chiefly due to the first-rate performances of stars Cage and MacLaine.
September 19, 2008
Straightforward but enjoyable comedy that sees Cage and MacLaine going at it hammer and tongs -- although not in that sense.
November 7, 2005
August 23, 2003
July 18, 2003
Speaks to the universal human yearning for someone to watch over us.
June 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.
February 14, 2003
November 7, 2002
A chance to watch two great actors shine in rich, funny, real roles.
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.
August 26, 2002
August 15, 2002
I was on set the day they filmed the opera scene.
January 1, 2000
MacLaine and Cage are really very good here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 11, 1994