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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 157 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 22 out of 157

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  1. Sep 15, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I don't care what anyone else thinks. This movie was great! The music, the characters, and even the comedy was great enough to make me feel as if though I was watching a masterpiece made out of another masterpiece. Expand
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
  1. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    50
    The theatricality is off the charts. Lane aims for the balconies; Broderick tones it down for the camera a bit.
  2. The best two performances belong to Uma Thurman and Will Ferrell. For the film to work, though, the two best roles should belong to Tony-winning Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in the title roles.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    70
    There's no attempt to address the show's endemic weak spots--a slow start and a contrived end. Mostly Stroman just lets it rip. But in some respects the movie is an improvement on the show.