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Guys and Dolls Reviews

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Peter Bradshaw
December 25, 2014
The showtunes are weapons-grade: especially Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat, which never fails to get any audience on its feet. A must.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
December 19, 2014
Joseph L Mankiewicz's adaptation of the Frank Loesser Broadway musical, itself adapted from Damon Runyon stories, looks a treat. The wonder of the film is that it combines widescreen colour and opulence with an earthy, street-level humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kate Muir
Times (UK)
December 19, 2014
Brando the singing actor and Sinatra the acting singer make a remarkable pair as sharp-suited gangsters and gamblers, along with their "dolls", Vivian Blaine and the English actress Jean Simmons.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
December 19, 2014
Brando and Sinatra are on top form, but it's Simmons who steals the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Viner
Daily Mail (UK)
December 18, 2014
A proper CinemaScope delight, with fabulous dialogue, wonderful tunes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Hannah McGill
The List
December 15, 2014
An escapist, sing-along joy with a winning edge of grown-up wit, making for a perfect festive season night out for anyone fond of a splash of old-school style.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
December 15, 2014
Ultimate odd couple Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra play charismatic cats in hats and spats on the mean (but very clean) streets of New York.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 24, 2013
Brando wasn't producer Sam Goldwyn's first choice as Sky (that was Gene Kelly) but he acquits himself outstandingly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 30, 2012
Conceivably the best picture Sam Goldwyn ever produced.

TV Guide
April 30, 2012
A great play but just a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
April 12, 2011
Though assigned to the wrong director (Mankiewicz), the musical movie still maintains some charm, largely due to the performances of Sinatra and Brando
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Classic Sinatra/Brando musical is a whole lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
February 4, 2009
Guys and Dolls is a bangup filmusical in the topdrawer Goldwyn manner.
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Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A musical fairly glittering with intelligence and invention.
Will Harris
May 13, 2006
No one's cool enough to blow off a movie starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Not you, not me...nobody.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

February 22, 2005
A wonderful, lavish adaptation of the hit musical that boasts a score of classic production numbers
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Douglas Pratt
October 14, 2004
It is chained to its stage musical origins and at times seems limited by its studio-bound sets and camera angles. Nevertheless, it is a joyful tale, about New York street gamblers who have a run-in with the Salvation Army, and the songs are terrific. Bran
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 21, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
May 3, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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