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Tucker: The Man and His Dream Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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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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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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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