Nuts
Nuts (1987)

High-priced hooker Claudia Draper (Barbra Streisand) has been arrested for the murder of one of her clients. The attorney engaged by Claudia's parents hopes to cop an insanity plea so that she can avoid a trial and manslaughter… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 1, 2003
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
38%
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User Score
72%



Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Streisand produced, developed the script, and composed most of the music for this showpiece, and her efforts, as usual, pay off, above all in her angry and lively performance.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

It wants to be a movie with a message, but in the end it's just a melodrama.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

All of the secondary roles are well cast, and Martin Ritt's direction is as good as it can be, considering the script's limitations.

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Time Out

Streisand's a star, which means your complicity is on call at all times. In the shade, Dreyfuss is terrific, banking down his natural cockiness.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Nuts is essentially just a futile exercise in courtroom cliches, surrounding a good performance that doesn't fit.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Misfire with Streisand doesn't know if it's funny or pitiful. But it IS depressing.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

The film is almost entirely adrift.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It's Hollywood manipulation at its best.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Underated movie with great performances by Streisand and Dreyfuss.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
It was slightly unbelievable for me since if I'd such a client to defend who is not willing to co-operate the least, I don't think I'd touch that… More
Dean McKenna
Really powerful and intelligent film based on Tom Topor's Broadway play as this is a highly charged drama that raises some uneasy questions. This is a film… More