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  • Summary: A thief on the run from a life of crime. A nightclub singer hoping to escape from the blues of heartache. Two lost souls who have become fugitives from the past -- but now, fate is about to bring them together in the unfolding present. (Paramount Classics)
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. 90
    For those of us who find Lelouch an unbreakable habit -- the guiltiest of guilty pleasures -- watching And Now Ladies & Gentlemen comes close to sheer moviegoing bliss.
  2. Has a goofy enthusiasm for itself that's contagious.
  3. 63
    The movie is so extravagant and outrageous in its storytelling that it resists criticism: It's self-satirizing.
  4. According to common usage, the French word stupide comes closer to silly than to dumb, which is how I might rationalize my affection for this harebrained, obvious, but euphoric tale.
  5. The tone moves from gently jocular (Irons appears in drag) to mystically morose (a female shaman tries to ululate up a cure), and that creates a jarring effect from which the movie does not recover.
  6. The director has said that the plot was influenced by a real English thief named Valentin who showed up at his door one day to repay money stolen a decade earlier.
  7. 20
    An exercise in vanity, indulgence and a startling degree of shallowness.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2