Yankee Doodle Dandy Reviews

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June 24, 2006
Raucous, vulgar, over long.
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.
Top Critic
February 13, 2001
Yankee Doodle Dandy is rah-rah, no matter how you slice it.
January 1, 2000
The greatness of the film resides entirely in the Cagney performance.
May 13, 2019
It's really [James] Cagney's movie.
July 11, 2017
Patriotic '40s classic charms, but some dated behaviors.
July 10, 2016
Maybe the best-case scenario for what happens when a film biopic does everything right.
March 8, 2008
Flag waving, toe tapping, GREAT James Cagney performance as Broadway's George M. Cohan.
March 5, 2008
A rousing, old-fashioned biopic of patriotic showman George M. Cohan, played with energy and gusto by Jimmy Cagney in his only Oscar-winning performance.
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.
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