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Some Like It Hot Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
July 15, 2006
Nobody's Perfect, says Joe E. Brown after proposing to Jack Lemmon, but Billy Wilder came close with his racy, witty, much ahead of its time comedy about cross-dressing, impotence, and gender bender, with Lemmon, Curtis and Marilyn Monroe in top form.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
One of Wilder's funniest satires.
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Only top ranked episodes of the Jerry Springer show provide more laughs and surprises from two con men made up to look like women.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
D.K. Holm
October 29, 2004
Arguably the best American comedy.
| Original Score: 5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 27, 2004
Both Billy Wilder's high-heeled boys are a delight in the classic gender-bending romp.
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
January 15, 2004
A dazzling screwball that holds up decades later.
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 18, 2003
Very funny Billy Wilder film, but not as good as its legend.
| Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...more likely to elicit smiles and chuckles rather than full-fledged belly laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
If Billy Wilder achieved nothing else in his entire career, he would still rank as one of the great masters of cinema for pulling off this comic tour de force.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 26, 2002
Manages to be a complete winner on every level.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 26, 2002
This is one of the wildest farces ever filmed, but it has a lot of heart as well.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
Always manage[s] to spoil the fun with elaboration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
I wish I could watch it again for the first time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Michael Thomson
June 13, 2001
One of the greatest comedies ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 30, 2001
Wilder's wise-cracking, gender-bending farce is a perfectly pitched comedy of romance and masquerade
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Null
May 27, 2001
Some of the wittiest one-liners on film.
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 25, 2001
The American Film Institute voted it the number-one funniest movie of all effervescent laugh riot with few equals.
| Original Score: 10/10
Top Critic
A.H. Weiler
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Some Like It Hot does cool off considerably now and again, but Mr. Wilder and his carefree clowns keep it crackling and funny most of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Wilder's 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
When Wilder put together gangsters, wise-cracking, cross-dressing heroes and Marilyn Monroe, he wrought a laugh riot played by an inspired cast.
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