Yankee Doodle Dandy - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Yankee Doodle Dandy Reviews

Page 1 of 2
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 10, 2016
Maybe the best-case scenario for what happens when a film biopic does everything right.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Steve Crum
March 8, 2008
Flag waving, toe tapping, GREAT James Cagney performance as Broadway's George M. Cohan.
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
March 5, 2008
A big, old-fashioned rousing biopic of patriotic showman George M. Cohan, played with energy and gusto by Jimmy Cagney in his only Oscar-winning performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Raucous, vulgar, over long.
Mark Bourne
April 5, 2006
It delivers its red-white-and-blue patriotism to you by the exuberant bushel, but this grand old film reminds us that there was a time when patriotism was more heartfelt than bullying and jingoistic.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 4, 2005
James Cagney played George M. Cohan with great vigor and won his only Oscar for that brilliant performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
May 28, 2005
awfully dull and stodgy
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 1, 2005
Love that Cagney!
| Original Score: 5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 6, 2003
...Cagney's picture through and through. He imbues every scene with the kind of electricity only a handful of screen stars have ever managed.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
September 20, 2003
A timeless treasure that will never fade. Cagney is great; Huston unforgetable. A wonderful slice of Americana.
| Original Score: 5/5

May 24, 2003
Thanks to fluent direction, fine photography and Cagney's brillance as actor and song and dance man, the whole piece is surprisingly palatable.
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
You will find as warm and delightful a musical picture as has hit the screen in years, a corking good entertainment and as affectionate, if not as accurate, a film biography as has ever -- yes, ever -- been made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 22, 2003
Cagney rocks, if indeed one can use that verb to describe a movie about George M. Cohan
| Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
Cagney shines in a delightfully told biography of George M. Cohan
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic

February 13, 2001
Yankee Doodle Dandy is rah-rah, no matter how you slice it.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The greatness of the film resides entirely in the Cagney performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

TV Guide
January 1, 2000
It's heartfelt entertainment and anyone who ever whistled a tune, tapped a toe or hummed a bar of music will love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) is one of Hollywood's greatest, grandest and slickest musicals - the nostalgic, entertaining film also supported the war
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 15, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 16, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Page 1 of 2