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Inside Daisy Clover Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The talented director Robert Mulligan, apparently engulfed by studio overproduction, falters at times, not always knowing whether to play things straight or for laughs.
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Variety Staff
October 27, 2008
Covering a two-year period, the outcome is at times disjointed and episodic as the title character played by Natalie Wood emerges more nebulous than definitive.
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
July 6, 2010
Grim but sometimes well-directed tale of insidious studio types in Old Hollywood.
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David Denby
New Yorker
May 1, 2013
Wood's movements are spasmodic and graceless. The director Robert Mulligan can't quite find the rhythm, either. Some of the picture is whimsical, some of it as lugubrious as a horror movie.

May 24, 2003
Wood has one great breakdown scene, reminiscent of Judy Garland (an inspiration for the character) but she lacks the star's range and depth of emotion, and the songs don't hold a candle to Arlen and Co.

TV Guide
May 1, 2013
Too much, too soon, for Daisy and for us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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TIME Magazine
May 1, 2013
Hollywood self-satire is also a corridor of mirrors where movie makers are apt to start cringing.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 18, 2010
Entertaining showbiz tale despite being short on execution.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
May 25, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
March 23, 2009
Director Mulligan can't find the right tone for Gavin Lambert's inside Hollywood tale about a girl rise to stardom before collapsing and so the story veers from a cautionary fable to Gothic melodrama to farce, but some of the acting is good.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Gavin Lambert's screenplay (from his own novel) lives in the land of the ambiguous and fey, which is probably why the film now seems subtle and attractive.
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