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The Cotton Club Reviews

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February 10, 2020
For all its visual pyrotechnics, [the film] probably adds up the sum of its parts to nothing more significant than the largely empty stylistics of One From the Heart, The Outsiders and Rumble Fish. But at least those parts are consistently attractive.
February 22, 2019
This movie would have been ruined by good taste. It is spendthrift on every level but logic, and at times inane, yet a smashing entertainment.
January 2, 2018
It's the most entertaining art film of the year, the kind of movie you can't help smiling along with.
August 25, 2012
Sharply uneven, Coppola's period musical about he famous Harlem club is lavishly produced but shallow.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 6, 2010
Dramatically, Coppola and coscreenwriter William Kennedy, juggle a lot of balls in the air. The parallel stories of Gere and Hines' professional rise prove more potent, thanks largely to a mixture of romance, music and gangland involvement.
March 13, 2009
This musical gangster movie is a tour de force, even if a little muddled.
September 13, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
December 11, 2007
Lavish, interesting, evocative but strained and self-conscious, Cotton Club is all watchable curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 11, 2007
It was the most assured film Coppola had made in a decade, full of casual wit and visual invention.
October 24, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
Whatever it took to do it, Coppola has extracted a very special film out of the checkered history of this project.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 5, 2004
Energetic and involving.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 20, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
January 17, 2003
Coppola's most shamefully underrated movie.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 5, 2002
There're always something and someone interesting just around the corner; and, if Coppola seems to have difficulty with the story's narrative line, he does manage to help the audience keep straight the huge cast of characters.
August 16, 2001
Coppola's claustrophobic fall from Eden is both fascinating and beautiful to watch.
Read More | Original Score: 82/100
August 16, 2001
There are lots of good ideas, but none of them are really worked out or honed
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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