Paramount Pictures | Release Date: August 12, 1988 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 13 Critics
Positive:
11
Mixed:
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Negative:
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Tucker is the best Capra movie since Capra quit making them himself. [12 Aug 1988]
88
This happy daydream contains Coppola's most assured work since "Apocalypse Now;" save for its modesty, it is in no way inferior to his masterpiece, "The Godfather" Saga. [12 Aug 1988]
88
It's also [Coppola's] most gloriously extravagant film since "One from the Heart." [12 Aug 1988]
80
Stylistically, the film is a dream. But in every case, the style has a reason. [12 Aug 1988]
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]
50
Comfortable, cleanly styled, easy to handle, uninventive, lacking Preston Tucker's maverick spirit. [12 Aug 1988]