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Tucker: The Man and His Dream Reviews

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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
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Tucker came up with a classic, but poor Coppola has turned a great American tragedy into a gas-guzzling human comedy.
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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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
Seems George Lucas can't make anything great out of Tatooinie
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Francis Ford Coppola and Lucasfilm in top form bring to the screen the story of automotive legend Preston Tucker. The film is a tribute to American creativity and a lament about a system that wastes genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Smoke-filled, rousing dramedy about corruption.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
April 29, 2003
A cheerful and light approach to potentially heavy material.
| Original Score: 3/5
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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.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Bridges' riviting performance should keep the rest of you glued to your set and longing for one of his rocketship cars.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 7, 2002
| 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.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 15, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Shane Burridge
November 28, 2006
If 12-year old boys had money, Tucker would have made a million overnight
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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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