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Tucker: The Man and His Dream Reviews

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Smoke-filled, rousing dramedy about corruption.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
May 6, 2008
A revealing and heartfelt biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

May 6, 2008
Fluent, brave and touching.
Steve Crum
February 21, 2008
Underrated film focuses on fascinating story of real car maker, played well by Jeff Bridges.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
December 12, 2007
The true story of a great American visionary who was thwarted, if not destroyed, by the established order, Tucker represents the sunniest imaginable telling of an at least partly tragic episode in recent history.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
December 12, 2007
The result is a film consistent narratively, confident stylistically and abounce with the quaint quality that animated both the hero and his times, something we used to call pep.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 12, 2007
Francis Coppola's stylish and heartfelt tribute to the innovative automobile designer Preston Thomas Tucker turns out to be one of his most personal and successful movies.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Douglas Pratt
June 15, 2007
a movie for people who love World's Fairs
| Original Score: 4/5
Shane Burridge
November 28, 2006
If 12-year old boys had money, Tucker would have made a million overnight
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
The cinematic sleight-of-hand parallels the bombast of its hero, but you never get a glimpse of either visionary.

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Coppola fills Tucker with some flawlessly executed scene transitions that will startle even the most jaded audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
July 14, 2003
One of Francis Ford Coppola's great movies that slipped through the cracks in the late 80's.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 10, 2003
Celebrates the indomitable spirit of entrepreneurs whose dreams can be dashed but never taken away from them.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Coppola has done things this fancily before, but never with so clear and moving a sense of purpose.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
April 29, 2003
A cheerful and light approach to potentially heavy material.
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
Seems George Lucas can't make anything great out of Tatooinie
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 25, 2002
Still Coppola's best film since Apocalypse Now. It has an enthusiasm that much of his post-1970's work has lacked.
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 13, 2001
There's plenty to recommend it. But it's also a partially wasted opportunity, as this good film could have been a great one.
Read More | Original Score: 75/100
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
If we're offered a movie named Tucker: The Man and His Dream, we leave feeling cheated if we only get the dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Nobody does it better: Pristine images glide past you with the just-waxed brilliance of an assembly line of new Tuckers.
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