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Sullivan's Travels Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 9, 2002
A full-blooded thesis deriding the boring message film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
January 8, 2007
...just not as funny as its choir of supporters have made it out to be.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
February 3, 2009
Not remotely a defense of junk, but it does respect comedy as a force for escapism.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 7, 2005
Forgotten for years along with its maker, writer/director Preston Sturges, Sullivan's Travels has only recently enjoyed a comeback and induction into classic status.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
June 27, 2007
Sturges' dialog is trenchant, has drive, possesses crispness and gets the laughs where that is desired.
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
June 12, 2015
... the movie road-trips from its scripter's typical cynicality to finding an assured kind of resonance in the third act in the most unlikely of places.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Sullivan's Travels is a gem, an almost serious comedy not taken entirely seriously, with wonderful dialogue, eccentric characterisations, and superlative performances throughout.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 17, 2001
...a search for the director's meaning in his work and a reassuring statement about Sturges's own understanding of his art.
| Original Score: 8/10
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002
It's no wonder that the film remains hugely influential to this day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 1, 2005
A delicious tragi-comedy set during the Great Depression.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 18, 2012
a highly satirical piece, poking fun at Hollywood itself and showing how out of touch it can be
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
I was impressed by the almost self-referential nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
The film may have been something of a manifesto for Sturges, whose own specialty was smart, meaningful pictures, naturally -- the ones that make people laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine
July 29, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
January 21, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 8, 2004
Its message drags it from the front guard of Sturges's work, but it shines nonetheless.
| Original Score: 4/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 28, 2015
Hard-nosed, farcical, tender, critical, satirical, elitist and populist all at once.
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