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Sullivan's Travels Reviews

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September 11, 2019
The public will be delighted with the fine humor that is present throughout this symbolic film. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 28, 2015
Hard-nosed, farcical, tender, critical, satirical, elitist and populist all at once.
June 12, 2015
... the movie road-trips from its scripter's typical cynicality to finding an assured kind of resonance in the third act in the most unlikely of places.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 18, 2012
a highly satirical piece, poking fun at Hollywood itself and showing how out of touch it can be
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2009
It is, quite simply, a dazzling piece of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 3, 2009
Not remotely a defense of junk, but it does respect comedy as a force for escapism.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 27, 2007
Sturges' dialog is trenchant, has drive, possesses crispness and gets the laughs where that is desired.
June 27, 2007
A dubious proposition, but in Sturges's hands a charming one, filled out by his unparalleled sense of eccentric character.
January 8, 2007
...just not as funny as its choir of supporters have made it out to be.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
February 9, 2006
Sullivan's Travels is a gem, an almost serious comedy not taken entirely seriously, with wonderful dialogue, eccentric characterisations, and superlative performances throughout.
April 1, 2005
A delicious tragi-comedy set during the Great Depression.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 7, 2005
Forgotten for years along with its maker, writer/director Preston Sturges, Sullivan's Travels has only recently enjoyed a comeback and induction into classic status.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 8, 2004
Its message drags it from the front guard of Sturges's work, but it shines nonetheless.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 12, 2003
The genius of this classic opening scene is that Sullivan's Travels is both screwball comedy and socially conscious melodrama — as well as a satire of socially conscious melodrama, and a serious apologetic for crowd-pleasing comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 10, 2003
...a plot with more curves than Veronica Lake.
October 17, 2002
Generally considered Preston Sturges' best film -- almost certainly his most personal.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 9, 2002
A full-blooded thesis deriding the boring message film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 5, 2002
It's no wonder that the film remains hugely influential to this day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 28, 2002
I was impressed by the almost self-referential nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 6, 2001 ends up coming down solidly on the side of laughs (thanks to writer/director Preston Sturges), beauty (thanks to Veronica Lake) and self-effacing modesty (thanks to Joel McCrea).
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