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All Critics (14)
| Top Critics (5)
| Fresh (4)
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| DVD (4)
What's New Pussycat? is a comedy built on so many shaky assumptions that it ought to sue for nonsupport.
It goes overboard in pressing for its goal and consequently suffers from over-contrived treatment.
The mixed results are entertaining, if flawed.
Clive Donner's stylish direction harmonizes well with Woody Allen's inspired screenplay to yield an elegant entertainment, proving once again that Allen is a better scenarist than a director.
Somewhere in the proceedings there were sane and skillful artisans at work.
Donner, the director, appears to have had next to no control over the proceedings; it looks as though he was enjoying the fun so much that he didn't much bother to direct.
Offers a few bursts of insanity worth paying attention to, but as a farce, it never finds its footing, missing a golden opportunity to make iconic mischief with a trio of determined leading men.
The movie's almost excessively thin storyline, however, becomes more and more of a hindrance as time progresses...
Better scripted (by Woody Allen) than dirceted (by Clive Donner), this psychiatrist farce is intermittently funny; too bad that the role Allen wrote for himself instead went to Peter Sellers who's over the top.
A classic comedy of its time and captures the period in sight and sound. It doesn't wear as well as a true classic, though, and many of the gags would feel dated 20 years later.
Jammed with stars in a zany, surprisingly unfunny plot for the most part.
The all-star international cast goes overboard in keeping things zany but not necessarily funny.
A Woody Allen script that has men fretting about sex w/o commitment. Apparently a creature of the 60's, it all comes off as vain and conceited now. Peter O'Toole is the least likely gallant I can imagine short of Allen himself. The title song steals the movie, and that's about 2 minutes.
Very funny: Peter Sellers, Woody Allen and Peter O'Toole, together are really funny, but What's New Pussycat is too silly.
A very, very, very silly movie. Not a great movie, but funny in places, and very, very silly.
Sellers and O'Toole are a good team, but the script needs some work. The story is good for the most part, but it eventually gets silly and out of control. Overall it's okay, but it could have been much better.
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