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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Reviews

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May 29, 2016
A dated comedy that is more smart than it is funny.
½ September 15, 2015
Pretty damn funny, in a satirical kind of way. Still holds up nearly 60 years later.
½ April 18, 2014
A tad over the top at times, but still a very funny and charming movie to boot.
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January 5, 2014
Frothy, fun comedy with some smart jabs at advertising and fan worship. Tony Randall is a hoot as the suddenly fish out of water main character and Jayne Mansfield, repeating her stage triumph, is a knockout and proves an adapt comedienne. Had she had more roles like this her career at the top might not have been so short. Joan Blondell scores strongly as Jayne's right hand woman.
August 4, 2013
This movie is hilarious and definitely stands the test of time. All most viewers need us a very brief understanding of the 50s
July 3, 2013
Will the title spoil the plot?
Very well written movie. Top notch. A deluge of double entendres, which I tend to hate. But they were more cute & tongue in cheek than self-important. Fantastic story. Hits on most levels. Though the satire about TV is funny, it also comes across as somewhat bitter at times. Looks like Hollywood felt threatened.
Awesome performance from Randall. Mansfield too. She plays her part to perfection, with all her high-pitched squeals. Super direction. Tons of laughs. I enjoyed it much. The ending is priceless.
June 25, 2013
It's my favorite Tashlin <3
½ October 10, 2012
"That's The Way The Banana Splits"
½ July 17, 2012
Gotta love Mansfield's squeal!
May 23, 2012
Looney Tunes director Frank Tashlin, creates a Looney Tunes version of Mad Men, complete with a high pitched squeling Jane Mansfield, and starring Tony Randall. Candy CinemaScope fun.
May 13, 2012
Witty, entertaining comedy starring Tony Randall and Jayne Mansfield in the role that made her famous.
½ April 27, 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed this genuinely funny satire.
March 28, 2012
Inventive fluff, which is, of course, the best kind of fluff
½ January 4, 2012
A more appropriate title would be: Will Jayne Mansfield's Incredibly Pointy Boobs Spoil Rock Hunter? They certainly annoyed Rock's girlfriend who went on a crazy exercise regime. No matter how many push-up's you do, your boobs don't get any bigger, lady. Did boob jobs exist in the fifties?
November 20, 2011
An enjoyable satire.
July 1, 2011
Witty, entertaining comedy starring Tony Randall and Jayne Mansfield in the role that made her famous.
June 27, 2011
Sublime, formally inventive comedy from the great Frank Tashlin. What's not to love about a movie that has a Grucho Marx cameo?
February 16, 2011
A joyful Comedy with a lot of crazy jokes. Jayne Mansfield`s demeanor is hilarious and to tell you the truth, a bit annoying after a while. I loved the opening with the fox logo, great stuff.
January 28, 2011
The squares discover non-Euclidean geometry in an ad firm. Hollywood genius.
½ July 20, 2010
3.5: It's pretty funny that advertising executives were already being made fun of in 1957 for how much alcohol they consumed on the job. This picture is certainly more interesting due to the fact that I'm an avid Mad Men viewer, although it does look more Hollywood than Mad Men, which is kind of the point as it's focus is on both Madison Avenue and Hollywood. It's more than a little tongue in cheek and definitely has that 1950's Hollywood feel. One could easily make an argument for the decade being Hollywood's highpoint, although this wouldn't quite be confused with the best from the decade (like Vertigo, North by Northwest, In a Lonely Place, Sunset Boulevard, Strangers on a Train, Sweet Smell of Success, Rio Bravo, The Searchers, Anatomy of a Murder, Some Like it Hot, The Apartment, Giant, 12 Angry Men, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rebel Without a Cause, To Catch a Thief, Marty, The Night of the Hunter, Kiss Me Deadly, Sabrina, On the Waterfront, rear Window, Shane, Roman Holiday, The Naked Spur, The Big Heat, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, From Here to Eternity, Singin in the Rain, Limelight, etc). It does help define it though, just as light and fluffy films like Pillow Talk do, but this one has much more substance and style. Jayne Mansfield is quite eye catching and the plot and tone here have that indefinable carefree and confident quality that helped define one big aspect of 50's Hollywood. There's an air of commerciality, artificiality, and glitz that makes it work. Mansfield does a great Monroe/Hayworth/Harlow send up. Rita Marlowe indeed. Mansfield really is an awful actress though, unless she's actually a great one, but I sincerely doubt it. The whole fifteen minutes of fame bit, which the film rather focuses on, must be fairly strange. The television break is classic as well. Pure genius. The executive washroom bit is pretty good too. In actually wonder if david Lynch has seen this. Kyle MacLachan and Tony Randall could probably swap without much of a hitch.
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