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The Hudsucker Proxy Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
November 6, 2007
A visually arresting but emotionally uninvolving dark comedy.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A minor work, but confirmation of the Coens' position among America's most ambitious, able and exciting film-makers.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Movies are, after all, about fakery; so is the story of Norville's rise and fall and redemption.
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
A wickedly funny and incisive lampoon of big business.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Clever but cold, a heartless mechanical gizmo.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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.
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Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: C