Kansas City Reviews

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March 14, 2020
Altman stated that Kansas City was constructed like a jazz session, and that proves to be both its greatest strength and its major weakness.
March 2, 2020
Robert Altman's ode to his jazz-age childhood has all the authenticity and self-indulgence you would expect
January 18, 2013
Altman loves to explode movie genres, and his script, co-written with Frank Barhydt, fuses the classic '30s screwball comedy and crime film.
September 7, 2011
September 21, 2007
A minor Altman work that can't bridge the gap between larger issues--inequality, American politics--and intimate narrative about two women, well played by Jennifer Jason Leigh and Miranda Richardson.
July 15, 2006
May 26, 2006
Robert Altman brings us an effective, if minor, crime film filled with the jazz sounds of Count Basie and Lester Young.
February 4, 2006
Altman looks back at his hometown in an unsentimental, hard-nosed way.
July 22, 2005
August 27, 2004
April 23, 2004
Altman gets so caught up in the jazz music that he forgets to concentrate on the story
January 13, 2004
September 26, 2003
January 29, 2003
Robert Altman having fun, and it features a performance by Jennifer Jason Leigh that has to be seen to be believed.
January 24, 2003
September 6, 2002
August 27, 2002
Another spunky film in a series of Robert Altman portraits of the failure of the American Dream.
June 5, 2002
The film moves with the slowness of an opium daze, and it transmits its plot information with the incremental dit-dot-dash of a wire message.
February 14, 2001
It could never for an instant be mistaken for anything but a Robert Altman film, and that counts for a lot.
January 1, 2000
Would someone throw a net over Jennifer Jason Leigh? She's at it again.
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