Hail the Conquering Hero Reviews

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November 13, 2007
The deft hand of Preston Sturges molded this film, further proof that he is one of the industry's best writer-directors.
February 9, 2006
Wonderful satire on small-town jingoism, all the more remarkable in that it was made during World War II.
May 20, 2003
This riotously funny motion picture, this superlative small-town comedy, is also one of the wisest ever to burst from a big-time studio.
January 1, 2000
A scathing delight.
September 14, 2012
It is a bewilderingly skillful picture, and the skill is used no more brilliantly to tell the story than to cover up the story's weaknesses and those of its author, Preston Sturges.
November 15, 2010
Hail the Conquering Hero is widely praised as one of Preston Sturges' best films, but I found it tedious and mawkish - the 1944 equivalent of a dopey sitcom.
November 13, 2007
The premier comedy writer-director of 1940s Hollywood strikes again!
January 30, 2007
...half a Sturges is better than no Sturges at all.
October 10, 2006
Sturges turns upside down the conventions of Hollywood's small-town film: His characters' eccentricity is meant to show the more multifarious and resourceful nature of folks who appear to be bland and ordinary.
August 2, 2006
moves beyond slapstick as it's skillfully and energetically put together to tell much about Americana.
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