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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Reviews

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June 12, 2004
Resisting Capra's manipulation -- manipulation in service of what? -- may well place one in violation of the Patriot Act today. But surely I'm not the only one who resents it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 15, 2011
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is going to be the big movie explosion of the year, and reviewers are going to think twice and think sourly before they'll want to put it down for the clumsy and irritating thing it is.
January 18, 2013
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is so far the best Hollywood picture of the year. It is pleasant to be able to say this without if's and but's.
December 3, 2014
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington remains one of the quintessential films about American politics to this very day.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 8, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 20, 2002
Frank Capra was to movies what Norman Rockwell was to illustration; he gave us a vision of our national identity that never ignored the challenges we face, although it was idealistic about our ability to meet them.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 26, 2010
Wonderful classic movie for the family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 25, 2007
Pick it apart, dissect it and even roll your eyes at the ridiculous ending. Still, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" will get to you, even if you're in your most cynical mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 7, 2002
Capra's classic of democracy, decency and faith still matters, 60 years later.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
December 3, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2009
It competes only with It Happened One Night for the title of Capra's most entertaining film ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 21, 2002
Stewart was the real deal, he was no sunshine patriot.
March 26, 2009
One of the finest and consistently interesting dramas of the season.
December 9, 2014
It isn't a political film at all. In fact, it draws its power from its simple underdog story and its modern resonance from the fact that little has changed since then.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 24, 2006
Quintessential Capra - popular wish-fulfilment served up with such fast-talking comic panache that you don't have time to question its cornball idealism.
August 14, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 25, 2003
Jean Arthur está genial como a secretária Saunders, que explica como funciona o Senado americano - que, infelizmente, nos faz lembrar do cenário político brasileiro.
| Original Score: 5/5
May 28, 2004
Pure cornball idealism.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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