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"[With] THE GREAT MOMENT, his fascinatingly upbeat vision of abject failure and rejection in the guise of a biopic..."Film Comment "This invaluable seven-disc package will help you catch up on the pleasures of [the films]..."Rolling Stone "These movies have influenced filmmakers from Woody Allen to the Coen brothers." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "Sturges' stories mixed clear-eyed, caustic cynicism with an all-American big-heartedness."Premiere113.8698

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"Impeccable 1948 Hollywood swan song from Preston Sturges..." Uncut "[T]here are some wildly energetic and imaginative sequences which show Sturges at his bravura best." Sight and Sound "[R]ich....[With] lovely bits from select members of Struges' rep company." Premiere33.79312

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"This may be the sexiest Colbert ever..."USA Today "Sturges' dialogue pops like firecrackers..." Entertainment Weekly33.28138

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"...THE LADY EVE contains both sophisticated humor and all-out slapstick....Fonda's performance is first-rate..." Los Angeles Times "...[Stanwyck gives] one of her greatest performances, a flight of romance and comedy so graceful and effortless that she is somehow able to play different notes at the same time..." Chicago Sun-Times "The pairing of Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck works beautifully." Uncut "Sturges' superb screwball comedy combines humour and eroticism..." Sight and Sound33.09829

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"...Superbly played and paced, and features a gallery of eccentric supporting characters..." Total Film "...One of the most brilliant screen mixes of comedy and drama in history..." USA Today "...Its endlessly fertile and still-influential fusion of satire, screwball comedy, drama and slapstick remains tartly fresh..." Entertainment Weekly "Cramming a hundred ideas and a dozen genres -- screwball, road movie, thriller, musical -- into a package that moves like a runaway train..." Uncut "[A] superbly crafted comedy." Sight and Sound32.73211

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"...Superbly played and paced, and features a gallery of eccentric supporting characters..."Total Film "...One of the most brilliant screen mixes of comedy and drama in history..."USA Today "...Its endlessly fertile and still-influential fusion of satire, screwball comedy, drama and slapstick remains tartly fresh..."Entertainment Weekly "Cramming a hundred ideas and a dozen genres -- screwball, road movie, thriller, musical -- into a package that moves like a runaway train..."Uncut "[A] superbly crafted comedy."Sight and Sound32.73211

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"...With razor-sharp repartee and full-out pratfalls, it's a "Preston Sturges movie"....Leisen gives it an additional Park Avenue panache..." -- Rating: A Entertainment Weekly "...[A] highly regarded farce..." USA Today1.15255

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"Fast, furious and full of snappy dialogue."Uncut "...[A] masterpiece, which deftly mixes Capra sentiment with Sturges' bumpkin satire..."USA Today0.5492634

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"Tautou and Elmaleh make a wonderfully odd couple....They're as plucky and resourceful as characters in a Preston Sturges comedy....Positively infectious."Los Angeles Times "This sassy tale of a good-time girl on the hunt for a sugar daddy will inevitably strike a chord with fans of Blake Edwards' BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S."Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "Audrey Tautou dazzles....This is a charming comedy -- sparkling, seductive, sassy fun."Empire0.5242496

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"Tautou and Elmaleh make a wonderfully odd couple....They're as plucky and resourceful as characters in a Preston Sturges comedy....Positively infectious."Los Angeles Times "This sassy tale of a good-time girl on the hunt for a sugar daddy will inevitably strike a chord with fans of Blake Edwards' BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S."Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "Audrey Tautou dazzles....This is a charming comedy -- sparkling, seductive, sassy fun."Empire0.5242496

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"...Lavishly mounted and astutely cast....Albert Brenner's rich production design aides greatly in creating the rarified atmosphere..."Variety0.4577195

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"...This may be Nicholson's boldest performance. It's certainly one of his best..."Rolling Stone "...The power of this great movie -- part comedy, part tragedy, part satire, mostly masterpiece -- is in the details..." Entertainment Weekly "...Instead of flash, what Mr. Nicholson brings to his role is a sorrowful awareness of human complexity whose emotional depth matches anything he has done in the movies before..." New York Times "...[Nicholson's] restraint is superbly on the mark..." USA Today "...[Nicholson's] acting is at once edgy and restrained, holding his natural exuberance on a tight leash, festering with dormant energies..." Sight and Sound "...The film is a gutsy, truthful, deeply rooted vision of contemporary American life, scaled to the size of an ordinary man....Payne has become the most gifted comic social satirist to hit our movies since Preston Sturges..." Los Angeles Times "...Payne elicits one of Nicholson's finest autumn-years performances in this excellent black comedy..." Total Film "[T]his is a film of ostensibly modest but utterly effective directorial touches." Uncut0.3931872

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"THE FRESHMAN was so successful that Keaton wound up making his own campus comedy, 1927s COLLEGE, but this was Lloyds natural milieu."A.V. Club0.2746317

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"...A convulsively funny affair....It's a smart farce about ingrained cultural differences..."Los Angeles Times "...Wildly out of control as well as wildly funny, this sleeper smash is also Oscar-nominated for script and direction..." USA Today0.2288598

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"...A convulsively funny affair....It's a smart farce about ingrained cultural differences..."Los Angeles Times "...Wildly out of control as well as wildly funny, this sleeper smash is also Oscar-nominated for script and direction..." USA Today0.2288598

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"...A convulsively funny affair....It's a smart farce about ingrained cultural differences..."Los Angeles Times "...Wildly out of control as well as wildly funny, this sleeper smash is also Oscar-nominated for script and direction..."USA Today0.2288598

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"...[A] remarkable achievement..." Movieline's Hollywood Life "...Very funny [moments]. O BROTHER is replete with such stuff..."Premiere "...O BROTHER is rife with the kinds of genial madness only writer-director Joel and writer-producer Ethan can come up with....By enlivening things to an unprecedented extent, the songs turn O BROTHER into perhaps the warmest production in the Coens' repertoire..." Los Angeles Times0.1602018

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