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  • Summary: In the late 1940s, Preston Tucker had a dream to build the best cars ever made. Pressure from Detroit and government dooms his dream.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
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  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    100
    A gorgeous, fluid, wonderfully exhilarating movie.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    100
    Tucker is the best Capra movie since Capra quit making them himself. [12 Aug 1988]
  3. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    88
    It's also [Coppola's] most gloriously extravagant film since "One from the Heart." [12 Aug 1988]
  4. Francis Coppola's stylish and heartfelt tribute to the innovative automobile designer Preston Thomas Tucker turns out to be one of his most personal and successful movies.
  5. 75
    The late '40s world Coppola has put together for Tucker is an extremely stylized one: Vittorio Storaro's cinematography has the bright, hard, almost lacquered look of old Technicolor; Dean Tavoularis' sets, built with slanting floors and surfaces, create an imaginary, compacted space in which actors and objects seem to be thrusting out toward the camera; and the transitions between scenes, based on visual rhymes and elaborate wipes, effectively remove the movie from the orderly flow of normal film time. [12 Aug 1988]
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    70
    Tucker represents the sunniest imaginable telling of an at least partly tragic episode in recent history.
  7. 40
    Tucker came up with a classic, but poor Coppola has turned a great American tragedy into a gas-guzzling human comedy

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