Dick Tracy
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film moves at a chug when it should put the pedal to the floor."
‑ Keith Phipps, Slate
"This has an appealing two-dimensional comic-book look, but lacks the vision to go with it, not to mention an interesting hero or a feeling for action."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
""Dick Tracy" isn't in the top tier of comic-book adaptations, but ingenuous art direction and set decoration and some crazy make-up jobs create a film that's still a delight to watch."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Dick Tracy is skillfully mounted, generating an optical wonderland for the viewer, with all sorts of details and photographic vibrancy to study when the film takes off on the wings of a tune."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"The movie may lack unified conception, but it's supremely entertaining due to sumptuous production, lavish imagery and opulent costumes, and some terrific cameo appearances, such as Al Pacino."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Beatty and his team of collaborators have heightened the vibrantly tawdry urban night world of Chester Gould's classic comic strip."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"A spectacular movie whose technical achievements -- notably the sharp editing -- will surely provide a gauge by which subsequent comic strip films are judged."
‑ , Time Out
"Fails to be a compelling watch."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"So deliberately, carefully shallow, so conceptually audacious; and yes, so unearthly beautiful in every last frame."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"In sheer visual terms, this is the most convincing of the comic book movies that have been popular for the last decade or so."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Though it looks ravishing, Warren Beatty's longtime pet project is a curiously remote, uninvolving film."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Summer hasn't officially arrived yet, but it's unlikely to offer a big-budget commercial movie as thoroughly entertaining as this stylish real-life cartoon."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A waste of time and money."
‑ , Film4
"...an impressively conceived piece of work that has just as much to offer adults as it does children..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"One of the most entertaining and creative event movies of the Reagan-era"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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