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Rules Don't Apply Reviews

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December 6, 2017
Warren Beatty orchestrates an odd declaration of love of cinema. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 19, 2017
Rules Don't Apply: A Different Era For Movies
November 12, 2017
Warren Beatty uses his return to the cinema scene in his enactment of Howard Hughes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 23, 2017
Director Warren Beatty tries to do too much in this nostalgic drama and the plot suffers because of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 11, 2017
It's just too odd -- and indeed long -- for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 9, 2017
... the sum total is a messy, slightly out of focus portrait of a larger than life man.
September 19, 2017
... a little gem from an actor-writer-filmmaker who hasn't lost anything despite not having made a film in almost 20 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2017
As Beatty's fable unfolds, it becomes a winning period piece anchored by the super-charismatic [Lily] Collins and [Alden] Ehrenreich.
May 10, 2017
Given his famously protracted deliberations, it is almost certainly the last film we will ever get from Beatty the auteur. It's a nice, warm, genial and embraceable farewell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 9, 2017
If Rules Don't Apply had focused on just one of its two main storylines, it could have been solid. Instead, it's uneven, lurching between utterly charming and honestly boring.
May 2, 2017
Beatty has made a beautiful-to-look-at film making full cinematic use of its glamorous period setting. But despite having all the ingredients for a charming movie, like Howard Hughes, Rules Don't Apply's soul remains elusive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 1, 2017
Smart in its contrasts of gender, place, celebrity, and normality, more so than its story initially seems to intimate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 28, 2017
A richly satirical portrait of American double standards.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2017
There are so many details to savour in this beautifully produced film that it's all the more regrettable that it doesn't quite coalesce into a satisfying whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 27, 2017
The nostalgia on display, as fun as it often is, somewhat overshadows the storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 27, 2017
As a director, Beatty loves endless quick cuts and 10-second scenes of not-so-witty banter; it's an attempt to capture the quickfire wit of old movies that falls sadly flat.
April 27, 2017
Rules Don't Apply doesn't hang together but for fans of Beatty there are glimmers of his now trademark stylish direction and witty dialogue.
April 26, 2017
Beatty's first film in more than 15 years is an entertaining, insider's account of 50s Tinseltown with a keen eye for authentic period detail. But having been a member of the circus himself for so long, Beatty's perspective is one of wry detachment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2017
It is by no means an average movie, but it is ultimately a forgettable one: merely a pleasing trifle of a romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 25, 2017
Zigs when it should zag, stumbles when it should skip, and feels about an hour longer than it actually is.
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