Tucker: The Man and His Dream

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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. A gorgeous, fluid, wonderfully exhilarating movie.
  2. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    Tucker is the best Capra movie since Capra quit making them himself. [12 Aug 1988]
  3. The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    Reviewed by: Jay Scott
    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]
  4. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Sheila Benson
    Stylistically, the film is a dream. But in every case, the style has a reason. [12 Aug 1988]
  5. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Dave Kehr
    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. 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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