Nickelodeon Reviews

October 31, 2019
The movie is too busy racing backwards, and outside of one lovely sequence... the movie races in every direction and goes no place at all.
October 25, 2019
The script and direction are so abominable that D.W. Griffith couldn't have saved the picture.
August 17, 2010
As an homage to the start of the film industry, this extravaganza is quite a tribute, but as a motion picture it's sadly lacking.
August 17, 2010
Bogdanovich is trying to do an interesting and commendable thing in dramatizing aesthetic passion; his failure is as noble as it is conspicuous.
Top Critic
August 17, 2010
The direction is agonisingly pedantic for a comedy, and leaves O'Neal and Reynolds totally exposed, mugging away in charmless and clumsy fashion.
August 17, 2010
A clunker of a comedy from Bogdanovich that aims high and misses by a mile.
August 17, 2010
Peter Bogdanovich knows a great deal about movies, including how they are made. Perhaps he doesn't know why they are made. In any case, knowing how something is made isn't the same as making it.
August 17, 2010
We're reminded that Orson Welles described a movie studio as the biggest electric train a kid could ever get. Bogdanovich doesn't let us play with his train. Instead, he keeps us on the outside of a curiously flat movie.