The Miracle of Morgan's Creek - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Reviews

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James Agee
The Nation
August 30, 2012
I suspect that Sturges feels that conscience and comedy are incompatible. It would be hard for a man of talent to make a more self-destructive mistake.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 6, 2005 extremely dated and thoroughly mediocre piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dick Fiddy
Radio Times
December 10, 2014
Writer/director Preston Sturges was one of Hollywood's greatest satirists and this blistering comedy is one of his best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 17, 2010
The controversy surrounding it has long since faded away, but the humor is timeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Hilarious WWII comedy flirts with taboos.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 17, 2005
One of Preston Sturges' zanier films, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek begs the question: how did he get away with this?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Variety Staff
November 13, 2007
Done in the satirical Sturges vein, and directed with that same touch, the story makes much of characterization and somewhat wacky comedy, plus some slapstick, with excellent photography figuring throughout.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Great verbal gags and non-sequiturs, fast-paced action, and a thorough irreverence for all things deemed respectable -- politicians, policemen and magistrates included -- make it a lasting delight.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 15, 2005
The real miracle might be in how the amoral sexual content got by the Hays Office.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 17, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
September 5, 2005
Stands out for its sheer audacity of subject matter and its sustained emotional-roller-coaster effect: it's quite possibly the most high-strung movie ever made.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Way ahead of its time Sturges comedy, great dialogue, plot
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 11, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 22, 2002
Depends a little too much on the viewer's tolerance for Eddie Bracken and Betty Hutton trying to out-mug and out-frenzy each other to be everyone's cup of tea.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rob Nelson
September 1, 2009
Six decades before Diablo Cody and Juno, Preston Sturges carried unplanned comedy to term.
Scott Tobias
Glyphs Film Guide
January 1, 2000
If you enjoy films for their dialog, you are either a Preston Sturges fan or soon will be.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
This is the master of subversion's most subversive work.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Sturges as author and director, is thoroughly up to his stinging style in this film.
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