Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls (1955)

Incorrigible gamblers Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit involve each other in a complicated plot to maintain "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York."

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 15, 2001
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Ultimate odd couple Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra play charismatic cats in hats and spats on the mean (but very clean) streets of New York.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

A musical fairly glittering with intelligence and invention.

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Kate Muir
Times [UK]

Brando the singing actor and Sinatra the acting singer make a remarkable pair as sharp-suited gangsters and gamblers, along with their "dolls", Vivian Blaine and the English actress Jean Simmons.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Conceivably the best picture Sam Goldwyn ever produced.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

The showtunes are weapons-grade: especially Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat, which never fails to get any audience on its feet. A must.

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Adam Woodward
Little White Lies

Brando and Sinatra are on top form, but it's Simmons who steals the show.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Guys and Dolls is a bangup filmusical in the topdrawer Goldwyn manner.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent

Joseph L Mankiewicz's adaptation of the Frank Loesser Broadway musical, itself adapted from Damon Runyon stories, looks a treat. The wonder of the film is that it combines widescreen colour and opulence with an earthy, street-level humour.

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Brian Viner
Daily Mail [UK]

A proper CinemaScope delight, with fabulous dialogue, wonderful tunes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
The opening says it all. Or rather, shows it. A beautifully choreographed piece sets the tone of the film, the city, and the characters. As we follow a watch… More
Conner Rainwater
A bland musical that has very little personality or originality. Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra were entertaining, but served very little importance. The film… More
Aj V
If you don't think Brando has range, you need to see this movie. I love it, the songs are good, the actors are good, the story is interesting, and… More
danny d
take two of my favorite actors of all time, leave one (sinatra) in his element, and challenge the other more talented actor (brando) to step out of his a bit,… More
Mark Hobin
Bouncy MGM musical set during the late 1940s detailing the activities of petty criminals and professional gamblers in New York . Nathan Detroit bets that Sky… More
Jennifer Xu
Question: Does Marlon Brando sing in this? Yes, very badly. But how awesome that this is a GANGSTER musical, and a surprisingly legitimate gangster musical at… More