The Ritz Reviews

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Horrid. terrible. waste of 2hrs

    Horrid. terrible. waste of 2hrs

  • Jul 21, 2019

    Feeling more like a extended publicity film for the hotel, the series is a surprisingly poor advertisement for The Ritz. Offering few insights into the hotels's operations and lacking any production values that flatter the brand, Claridges would never dream of putting Christoper Biggins in front of camera as a brand ambassador. Any curiosity I might have had to experience the hotel has been snuffed out by this series.

    Feeling more like a extended publicity film for the hotel, the series is a surprisingly poor advertisement for The Ritz. Offering few insights into the hotels's operations and lacking any production values that flatter the brand, Claridges would never dream of putting Christoper Biggins in front of camera as a brand ambassador. Any curiosity I might have had to experience the hotel has been snuffed out by this series.

  • Jun 29, 2019

    A stunning and hilarious treatment of the successful Broadway play. This should be considered a classic as it is one of the better films of the 1970s.

    A stunning and hilarious treatment of the successful Broadway play. This should be considered a classic as it is one of the better films of the 1970s.

  • Mar 13, 2016

    A good comedy, not what you'd expect for back in the day.

    A good comedy, not what you'd expect for back in the day.

  • Mar 08, 2016

    somehow this one slipped by me and so very funny i liked this '70's gem

    somehow this one slipped by me and so very funny i liked this '70's gem

  • Jun 16, 2015

    The critics got this one totally wrong. A hilarious romp through a 70s gay bathhouse. You can certainly enjoy this bathhouse without worrying about wearing condoms, thongs, a towel, and anything else to protect you from STDs.

    The critics got this one totally wrong. A hilarious romp through a 70s gay bathhouse. You can certainly enjoy this bathhouse without worrying about wearing condoms, thongs, a towel, and anything else to protect you from STDs.

  • May 02, 2015

    A funny old school comedy. Some over the top performances in an over the top plot, but it works. Rita Moreno steels the show

    A funny old school comedy. Some over the top performances in an over the top plot, but it works. Rita Moreno steels the show

  • Walter M Super Reviewer
    Jan 19, 2014

    On the run from his murderous brother-in-law Carmine(Jerry Stiller), Gaetano(Jack Weston) seeks refuge in the last place he would look for him, a gay bath house where Googie(Rita Moreno, fabulous in a scenery chewing performance) is singing that night. Abe(Dave King) at the front desk takes pity on Gaetano and cashes his check, thus allowing him entrance and to pay his cab driver. Now, all Gaetano has to do is stay one step ahead of Claude(Paul B. Price) who has a thing for plus-sized men. "The Ritz" is a silly, silly movie. If your idea of comedy like mine is Treat Williams speaking with a high squeaky voice, then you will certainly find this movie funny.(This is apparently not only Williams' first big movie role but also F. Murray Abraham's. And John Ratzenberger is around here somewhere.) While considering how far gay rights have come since this movie was made in 1976, this was also ironically a celebration of a more innocent era where before AIDS one could even joke about STD's, with the Ronald Reagan reference being eerily prescient. And I had always imagined bath houses as being dingy dives...

    On the run from his murderous brother-in-law Carmine(Jerry Stiller), Gaetano(Jack Weston) seeks refuge in the last place he would look for him, a gay bath house where Googie(Rita Moreno, fabulous in a scenery chewing performance) is singing that night. Abe(Dave King) at the front desk takes pity on Gaetano and cashes his check, thus allowing him entrance and to pay his cab driver. Now, all Gaetano has to do is stay one step ahead of Claude(Paul B. Price) who has a thing for plus-sized men. "The Ritz" is a silly, silly movie. If your idea of comedy like mine is Treat Williams speaking with a high squeaky voice, then you will certainly find this movie funny.(This is apparently not only Williams' first big movie role but also F. Murray Abraham's. And John Ratzenberger is around here somewhere.) While considering how far gay rights have come since this movie was made in 1976, this was also ironically a celebration of a more innocent era where before AIDS one could even joke about STD's, with the Ronald Reagan reference being eerily prescient. And I had always imagined bath houses as being dingy dives...

  • Nov 17, 2013

    Brilliantly funny and has not lost any of it's humour over the years--May Have Been the Last Great Farce!!

    Brilliantly funny and has not lost any of it's humour over the years--May Have Been the Last Great Farce!!

  • Sep 28, 2012

    A hilarious over the top comedy with great performances by everyone especially Rita Moreno. See an early very versatile Treat Williams.

    A hilarious over the top comedy with great performances by everyone especially Rita Moreno. See an early very versatile Treat Williams.