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The Hudsucker Proxy Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Not even the slightest attempt is made to suggest that the film takes its own story seriously. Everything is style. The performances seem deliberately angled as satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 6, 2007
Nearly everything in the Coen brothers' latest and biggest film seems like a wizardly but artificial synthesis, leaving a hole in the middle where some emotion and humanity should be.
November 6, 2007
A jeering, dreamlike comedy with nothing much on its mind except how neat the Coen brothers are and how stupid or contemptible everybody else is, including everyone in the audience.
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
August 16, 2003
A rare Coen Bros. misfire, never quite as nostalgic or clever as the dialogue or art direction imply.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
If something brilliant is happening in The Hudsucker Proxy -- and you're meant to believe that it is -- it's apparent only to Ethan and Joel Coen.
July 29, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
February 21, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 11, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
The style is wondrous, but the movie is about its style and nothing else.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Clever but cold, a heartless mechanical gizmo.
January 1, 2000
Production design outdoes unfulfilling story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
It's a fairy tale without any lessons, a satire without any targets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2007
A visually arresting but emotionally uninvolving dark comedy.
August 4, 2010
A pastiche of a movie that lacks distinct identity and authenticity, made up of borrowed parts from scrwball comedies Frank Capra, Howard Hawks, and Preston Sturges.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
A wickedly funny and incisive lampoon of big business.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 21, 2004
Stinging Coen brothers satire.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
Another Coen knockout.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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