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The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Reviews

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March 28, 2015
Over-rated but still holds up as a moderately amusing sit-com lightweight parody of the cold-war and small-town America.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 8, 2008
Arkin, in his film bow, is absolutely outstanding as the courtly Russian who kisses a lady's hand even as he draws a gun.
March 14, 2008
Inexplicably nominated for Best Picture Oscar, Norman Jewison's situation comedy is mildly amusing, benefiting from a catchy title and allowing Alan Arkin to sport a Russian accent as sailor of a Soviet submarine.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 31, 2007
Though the film is more than two hours long, the pace is always quick, thanks to the fine editing done by Williams and future director Ashby.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 30, 2006
Sweet and charmingly funny in many places, this is dated but entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2006
It skewers hawkish reactionism and mob militancy, and its sympathetic portrayal of the beached Russians -- not to mention the panicky buffoonery of the Americans -- probably gave the more rabid Commie-haters conniptions.
February 18, 2006
A true classic Cold War comedy told with wit, slapstick, and paranoia.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 29, 2004
Now terribly quaint (just look at the title!) and not nearly as funny as film historians would lead you to believe.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 19, 2003
Fabulously funny!
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2003
At the foundation of this movie is a great script.
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
March 10, 2003
The cast is great and the scene in which Carl Reiner and vaudeville vet Tessie O'Shea are lashed together is unforgettably funny.
February 14, 2003
Cold war hysteria hits a peak in this clever satire.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 2, 2003
The serious side feels simplistic (we're all just humans) and the comedy feels overstated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 10, 2002
...a disarming send-up of Cold War paranoia.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
More memorable for its title than for anything else.
January 27, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 26, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
June 7, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 81/100
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